Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

With the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree at Kennesaw State, you'll develop a deep understanding of the criminal justice system as an institution at the core of societal concerns. As a criminal justice major, you'll not only have a better understanding of the problem; you'll learn to become a part of the solution.

The bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice program provides a platform for you to learn about the legal and correctional systems in the country, the philosophy of punishment and deterrence of crimes and ethical codes of behavior. You will learn about interpersonal communication skills, multicultural issues, leadership and management, moral and ethical considerations, and technology.

As a graduate in criminal justice, you will have career opportunities in law enforcement, court administration, victim services, private security, corrections and more. Additionally, you can use your criminal justice degree as a first step toward law school or other graduate programs.



KSU Criminal Justice students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face and Online

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

degree pathway

Criminal Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexibility 鈥 The criminal justice program offers flexibility for your schedule.  Take the course entirely online, in-class, or a variation of both types of classes to aid you in work-life balance.

  • Outstanding Faculty 鈥 You will learn from the best.  Our faculty have expertise in the criminal justice and criminal law fields.

  • Internships or Study Abroad 鈥 Intern or Study Abroad and earn semester credits while you experience first-hand fieldwork.

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?

  • Security
  • Legal Investigation
  • Data Analysis and Mathematics
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Lawyer
  • Homeland Security
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Criminal Investigator


Criminal Justice Salary and Career Information

A career in criminal justice offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor鈥檚 degree in criminal justice from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4057
402 Bartow Ave MB#2204
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578- 6739


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