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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice?

Law Enforcement Officer Parole or Probation Officer Private Investigator Correctional Officer Bailiff Deputy Sheriff Civil Process Server Crime Analyst Victim Advocate Drug and Alcohol Counselor Detective Emergency Management Officer Homeland Security Agent Crime Scene Technician Forensic Technician

5%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To be successful in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, students should have a strong ethical sensibility, an interest in promoting justice, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to think on their feet.

Both the institution and the faculty are deeply committed to our students through every step of their academic journeys. During their time at South College, students have frequent access to experienced professors, course tutors for in-person and online tutoring, and the Writing Lab and Math Lab for help developing core skills.

Through criminal justice internships, students not only have the opportunity to apply skills and techniques learned in the classroom in the real world, but also to expand their professional networks. Often, our graduates’ first positions in the field derive from their internships, either because they are hired directly by their internship sponsors or through their growing professional networks.

Continuing Education

Accreditation or Approval

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Amanda and Breanna Brown, A South College Success Story

The thing we like most about attending South College is the amazing instructors we have had who encourage us in school, help whenever needed, and always go the extra mile for their students. If we decide to further our degree we are going to come back to South College.

- Amanda and Breanna Brown, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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