Best fit for:
• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
Our Undergraduate Admissions team can help!
Graduate ready to protect and serve.
Those pursuing a career in criminal justice want to create safer communities. The criminal justice system includes courts, law enforcement, and corrections. Some criminal justice majors advance to law school.
A degree in this field can help launch a career as a police officer, investigator, cybersecurity agent, federal agent, and fish and game warden.
This broader field includes corrections, forensic science, homeland security, and private security. In this growing field, criminal justice professionals have ample job opportunities and report high job satisfaction.
Unlike criminal justice majors at other institutions, Piedmont requires students to complete a semester long internship. These experiences give students the practicable knowledge and professional contacts they need to launch a successful career.
Most recently, our students have completed internships in Forsyth, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties and for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
What classes will I take?
FRSC 1101. Introduction to Forensic Science
CRJU 1290. Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 2335. Criminal Investigation
SOSC 3310. Research methods and Analysis
SOCI 3330. Police and Society
SOCI 3331. Juvenile Justice
CRJU 3370. Adjudication Process
CRJU 3385. Punishment in the United States
CRJU 3390. Criminology
CRJU 4415. Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJU 4430. Homeland Security & Terrorism
SOSC 3398. Internship (3 hours)
SOSC 4480. Senior Seminar
MATH 2100. Elementary Statistics
CRJU 3335. Criminal Investigation
CRJU 3380. Victimology
CRJU 4430. Homeland Security and Terrorism
CRJU 4475. Selected Topics (related to criminal justice)
PSYC 4415. Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 4410. Ethnic and Racial minorities
SOSC 3398. Internship OR the 6-hour Technology & Crime concentration
GISS 2200. Introduction to geographical information Systems
GISS 3300. Geographical information Systems Applications
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Social Services
- Judiciary and Law
- Court Reporting
- Legal Research
- Law Enforcement
- Private Security
- Internet Security