Criminal Justice, BS (In-Person or Online)

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares you to work in the areas of municipal, state and federal law enforcement; corrections; and juvenile justice and probation. You will also receive a firm foundation in the analytical, communication and research skills needed for law and graduate school.

Interested in the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice?

Career Opportunities for Criminal Justice graduates

  • Police Officer
  • State trooper
  • Detective
  • Border Patrol
  • FBI
  • DEA
  • ATF
  • Court Clerk
  • Prosecutor*
  • District Attorney*
  • Defense Attorney*
  • Judge*
  • Mediator
  • Victim Advocate
  • Corrections Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Prison Psychologist*
  • Vocational Instructor

*BS in Criminal Justice and advanced degree required

Alumni Outcomes

Curious about what Criminal Justice alumni do, where they work and the median salary in their field? Learn more at

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Median Salary for Dalton State Criminal Justice Graduates Working in Georgia

Program Stories

Speakers Share Realities of Sex Trafficking

Sex traffickers rely on misinformation and lack of education about the reality of their crime to perpetuate it, said Dr. Natalie Johnson, associate professor of criminal justice at Dalton State. “There is so much misinformation out there,” Johnson said. “If parents truly want to do everything they can to protect their children, they need to […]

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