Justice Studies

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The Justice Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive examination of justice, crime, and the laws by offering a broad foundation of courses that prepare students for professions within the criminal justice system and for further study in graduate or law school. The Justice Studies field allows students to use a variety of skills to work in all facets of the justice system, not just the criminal justice area. Students with a Justice Studies degree can work in law enforcement, courts/judiciary, corrections, forensic science, and private security. Justice Studies students may also further their education to practice law and enter the counseling profession.The Justice Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive examination of justice, crime, and the laws by offering a broad foundation of courses that prepare students for professions within the criminal justice system and for further study in graduate or law school. The Justice Studies field allows students to use a variety of skills to work in all facets of the justice system, not just the criminal justice area. Students with a Justice Studies degree can work in law enforcement, courts/judiciary, corrections, forensic science, and private security. Justice Studies students may also further their education to practice law and enter the counseling profession.


General Information
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department Website Justice Studies Department
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies
Possible Employment Settings
  • City, County and State Levels
  • Parks and Recreation Areas
  • Military and Federal Services
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • School Systems
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Energy
  • General Service Administration
  • Federal Protective Services
  • Prisons, Jails, Courthouse
Occupational Opportunities
  • Law Enforcement
    • Alcohol, Tobacco andFirearms Agent
    • Customs Agent
    • Deputy U.S. Marshal
    • Drug Enforcement Agent
    • F.B.I. Agent
    • Postal Service
  • Investigator
    • Secret Service Agent
    • Police Officer
    • Criminologist
    • Internal Revenue Agent
    • State Trooper
    • Import Specialist
  • Courts
    • Bailiff
    • Court Administrator
    • Court Liaison Counselor
    • Judge
    • Lawyer
    • Pre-Trial Services Officer
    • Probation Officer
    • Court Reporter
    • Victim Services Personnel
    • Court Clerk
    • Alarm Investigator
  • Corrections
    • Corrections Officer
    • Corrections Counselor
    • Child WelfareCaseworker
    • Parole Officer
    • Penologist
    • Prisoner ClassificationInterviewer
    • Inmates RecordsCoordinator
    • Employment Counselor
    • Warden
    • EnvironmentalConservation Officer
    • Security Agent
    • Park Ranger
  • Forensic Science
  • Criminalist
  • Arson Specialist
  • Ballistics Specialist
  • Controlled Substance Specialist
  • Document Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Polygraph Specialist
  • Serology Specialist
  • Law Librarian
  • Public Security

 

Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GSU Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
International Associations of Chiefs of Police The Justice Studies Club
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Alpha Phi Sigma
National Federation of Paralegal Associations Lambda Alpha Epsilon
National Council on Crime and Delinquency National Black Law Student Association
National Sheriff’s Association Phi Alpha Alpha
Political Science Club
Young Democrats
College Republicans
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 10/23/2017

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