Georgia Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Individuals who wish to have a career in criminal justice and hope to study in Georgia have 79 colleges or universities from which to choose.

Additionally, these schools offer 79 undergraduate degrees and 12 graduate degrees in areas like criminal justice, forensic science, law enforcement, private security, criminal justice technology, court reporting, paralegal, homeland security, juvenile justice specialist and more. Levels of study go from diploma or certificate program to bachelor or master degrees with some being offered online.

Georgia Criminal Justice Scholarships

The good news for aspiring criminal justice students is that there may be scholarships they can obtain to help offset the cost of attending college. The American Association of State Troopers has a scholarship program to award scholarships to dependents of the AAST. Students may also find financial assistance through other grants and scholarships such as the Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant and the Public Safety Memorial Grant-Law Enforcement.

Scholarships may also be offered through the college the student chooses to attend. Georgia State University is one college that offers scholarships to students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Wages for criminal justice workers in Georgia are lower than the national average in almost all professions. Factors that can affect wages, however, are experience, level of education and geographical location. With the exception of criminal justice and law enforcement postsecondary teachers, who can expect an employment growth of thirty-six percent from 2012-2022, all of the other occupations had little or low expected employment during that same period, according to O*NET.

An interesting note is that Georgia ranks as the 5th-highest state in terms of highest employment level for correctional jailers and officers. Listed below are the average wages criminal justice professionals earned per year as well as the predicted employment growth as of a 2014 report.

  • Detectives and criminal investigators – $46,400 – 4%
  • Criminal justice and law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $57,800 – 36%
  • Correctional jailers and officers $28,000 – 4%
  • Fish and game wardens – $30,400 – 16%
  • Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists- $35,300 – 10%
  • Police and sheriff’s patrol officers – $37,100 – 8%
  • Forensic science technicians – $38,700 – 8%

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Georgia

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Georgia

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Georgia

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tifton, GA 

Albany State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albany, GA 

Albany Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Albany, GA 

Altamaha Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Jesup, GA 

American InterContinental University-Atlanta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Andrew College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cuthbert, GA 

Argosy University-Atlanta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Atlanta, GA 

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Savannah, GA 

Athens Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Athens, GA 

Atlanta Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Augusta Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Augusta, GA 

Bainbridge State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bainbridge, GA 

Bauder College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Brenau University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Gainesville, GA 

Brown Mackie College-Atlanta
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Central Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Macon, GA 

Chattahoochee Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Marietta, GA 

Clark Atlanta University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Clayton State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Morrow, GA 

Columbus State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Columbus, GA 

Columbus Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Columbus, GA 

Dalton State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Dalton, GA 

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

DeVry University-Georgia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Decatur, GA 

Everest Institute-Norcross


Norcross, GA 

Fort Valley State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fort Valley, GA 

Georgia College and State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milledgeville, GA 

Georgia Gwinnett College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lawrenceville, GA 

Georgia Highlands College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rome, GA 

Georgia Military College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milledgeville, GA 

Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milledgeville, GA 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rome, GA 

Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Clarkston, GA 

Georgia Regents University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Augusta, GA 

Georgia Southern University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Statesboro, GA 

Georgia State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Gwinnett Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lawrenceville, GA 

Herzing University-Atlanta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Atlanta, GA 

ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Atlanta, GA 

ITT Technical Institute-Douglasville
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Douglasville, GA 

ITT Technical Institute-Duluth
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Duluth, GA 

ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Kennesaw, GA 

Kennesaw State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kennesaw, GA 

Lanier Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Oakwood, GA 

Mercer University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Macon, GA 

Middle Georgia State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Macon, GA 

Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus
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Columbus, GA 

Morehouse College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Atlanta, GA 

Moultrie Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Moultrie, GA 

North Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Clarkesville, GA 

Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Sandersville, GA 

Ogeechee Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Statesboro, GA 

Okefenokee Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Waycross, GA 

Piedmont College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Demorest, GA 

Point University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


West Point, GA 

Reinhardt University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Waleska, GA 

Savannah State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Savannah, GA 

Savannah Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Savannah, GA 

Shorter University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rome, GA 

South Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Americus, GA 

South University-Savannah
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Savannah, GA 

Southeastern Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Vidalia, GA 

Southern Crescent Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Griffin, GA 

Southwest Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Thomasville, GA 

Strayer University-Georgia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Atlanta, GA 

Thomas University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Thomasville, GA 

University of Georgia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Athens, GA 

University of North Georgia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Dahlonega, GA 

University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Sandy Springs, GA 

University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Augusta, GA 

University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbus, GA 

University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Savannah, GA 

Valdosta State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Valdosta, GA 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

West Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Waco, GA 

Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice |


Atlanta, GA 

Westwood College-Northlake
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice |


Atlanta, GA 

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Valdosta, GA