The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is delivered fully online through a partnership with USG eMajor in collaboration with other University System of Georgia schools. Housed in the Department of Civic Engineering and Public Service in University College, the program provides a true interdisciplinary opportunity. The degree allows for a large amount of student personalization through ample elective credits, as well as the possibility of credit for prior learning gained through various sources such as professional experiences, the military, training, community work, and personal study.

eMajor online programs are ideal not only for traditional students who wish to take advantage of online course delivery, but also for working professionals, military members, transfer students and others seeking alternative routes to degree completion.

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Program Highlights

  • Room for miscellaneous transfer credit
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Personal success coaching
  • Free online tutoring
  • Affordable tuition - $199/credit hour


What can I do with this degree?

The Social Justice Concentration

Courses in the social justice degree concentration in the criminal justice degree program will provide appropriate frameworks and tools to assist students in analyzing complex issues and promoting social change. A concentration in social justice will prepare students to be the leaders of a paradigm shift and promote social equity change in law enforcement, the judicial system, the healthcare industry, and economics.

The Law Enforcement Concentration

The criminal justice degree with a concentration in law enforcement is tailored to those students who already know they want a career in law enforcement. This degree program provides students with the knowledge of fair and ethical police practices, investigative skills in a variety of specialties, crime control and prevention techniques, and leadership skills. Students already employed in law enforcement will find this degree program will supplement and enhance their current knowledge, skills, and abilities. The B.S. in Criminal Justice will also assist current officers in obtaining promotions and leadership opportunities that can influence current and future generations of law enforcement officers.

Important eMajor Information

The BS in CJ is a collaborative degree offered online through USG eMajor. Some dates and policies may differ from the University of West Georgia. Please see important links below for current and future eMajor students at UWG.

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Enrolling in an eMajor Program (the big picture)

  1. Before you can register for an eMajor class at UWG, you must be an admitted student. If you are not a current student at UWG, your first step is to apply for admission. A minimum GPA or amount of credit hours is NOT required in order to declare the major.
  2. Take the eMajor Introduction Quiz. All students are required to complete the introduction quiz before registering for an eMajor course. You must know your UWG student ID number as well as your UWG email address to complete the quiz.
  3. You will receive an email from the UWG eMajor liaison within 48 hours of completing the introduction quiz, which will include instructions on how to register for an eMajor class.

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Submit the eMajor Information Request Form or contact a UWG representative below.


BS in Criminal Justice

Dr. Dave Ayers


UWG Admissions


eMajor Liaison

Morgan Kirby