Program Overview

Middle Georgia State College’s mission is to serve the needs of a diverse student population by providing an education through programs that are designed to be connected to community needs in a global context, and equip students with the skills required to become a leader in the intellectual, economic, and cultural life of the region. For students who are interested in entering the world of criminal justice, MGSC’s Associate of Science in Criminal Justice may be an ideal degree to pursue. This two-year program serves to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of this degree, students may be well positioned to transfer into to a B.S. in Criminal Justice program with junior standing.

The A.S. in Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections law, and government. Through MGSC’s specialized 62-credit core curriculum, students may receive a comprehensive base of knowledge in law enforcement, corrections, social problems, juvenile delinquency, and racial relations. The program emphasizes a foundational basis in skills such as critical thinking, ethical decision-making, creative problem solving, and an understanding of how to protect U.S. citizens under the Constitution. Students in this field may be able to pursue a variety of professions, including crime analyst, law enforcement officer, investigator, and emergency communication specialist.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Founded in the late 1800s, students first enrolled in a junior college in Cochran, Georgia. Today, Middle Georgia State University retains a mission to inspire lifelong learning through leadership and community involvement.
    Students can enroll in online degree programs, ranging from associate’s to master’s degrees. Distance education studies at Middle Georgia State University include fields in information technology, nursing, criminal justice, finance, political science, public safety, and aviation. These online academic programs are housed within the Office of Innovation and Outreach.


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