Are you interested in the law, justice and helping others?
Do you get upset when you see others treated unfairly? Do you enjoy righting wrongs and helping others? If any of these are true about you, consider a career in criminology-criminal justice and be part of the solution to keeping your community safe and productive. Become the leader you were meant to be with the skills you will learn in the criminology-criminal justice program at Gulf Coast State College.
You will learn the scientific study of crime, the lawmaking process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders. Completion of the Criminology/Criminal Justice option Associate of Arts degree, is the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (a four-year degree). You may complete the remaining two years of the four-year degree in criminology at Florida State University’s Panama City campus or at several of Florida’s major universities.
What careers are possible with a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice?
Completion of a bachelor's degree will lay the foundation for a wide variety of professions some of which will require additional specialized training.
- federal law enforcement (FBI; Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Marshall’s Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Immigration & Naturalization Service; Internal Revenue Service; U. S. Postal Service and the Central Intelligence Agency),
- prosecuting or defense attorneys, judges, court administrators,
- probation/parole officers, juvenile court case workers,
- criminal analysts, and criminal research scientists.