Why Study Criminal Justice?

Quick Facts

47 Hours Prerequisite Coursework
53 Hours Major Coursework
      57 Hours Core Curriculum
120 Hours Total for Degree
Full Program Requirements

A more security conscious society, along with population growth, will contribute to an increasing demand for law enforcement services, with employment of police officers expected to grow 9 percent through 2018. Jobs for detectives and criminal investigators are expected to grow 17 percent. Source:"Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real World Preparation
A well-ordered society depends on a fair criminal justice system that both defends its citizens and protects their rights. Criminal justice studies cover traditional aspects such as law enforcement, courts and the judiciary, corrections and juvenile justice. It also recognizes the interdependence of social traditions, values and legal structures that necessarily impact policy questions in a democratic society.

Real World Challenges
GSU's criminal justice program helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications that lead to careers in law enforcement, the legal profession, government and education. Through coursework and practical, real-life experiences, you will become an analytical, influential and conceptual thinker prepared to positively address today's challenges for the greater good. The program provides solid foundations in restorative and community-based approaches to crime and social problems.

Choice of Concentrations
Concentrations are offered in law enforcement and security, corrections and punishment and community-based and restorative justice. GSU's highly-trained criminal justice faculty has extensive experience in criminal justice, law enforcement, research, corrections, social justice, juvenile justice and law. You will become familiar with the technology of law enforcement. Internships and a senior seminar put you in the field and sharpen the communications skills you need for a career in criminal justice.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Triton College
The program offers classes at the Triton College University Center, 2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL.

Please see the Triton College Recruiting Schedule for information sessions and table visits at Triton College.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Faculty

Program Fact Sheet  

Degree Requirements

Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements

For a listing of recommended coursework, please see the GSU transfer guides.

Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.

Advisor Information:

Christina Sintic
Program Coordinator
csintic@govst.edu
708.235.7538

Sabrina Slocum
Academic Advisor
sslocum@govst.edu

 

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

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Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

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On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

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