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The mission of the Department of Criminology is to build knowledge and community that extends beyond the West Georgia region through teaching and scholarship.

The department is committed to cultivating an environment that fosters academic excellence and community engagement, offering high-quality programs on-campus and online in support of the College and University.

Students Info

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What Can a Criminology Student Do?

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Updates & Events

Certificate in Prisoner Reentry & Community Corrections

NEW! Undergraduate criminology students can now earn a Re-entry certificate. For more information about the certificate requirements, please contact Professor Kelley Christopher.

Certificate Information

Criminology Classes in Douglasville

NEW! Criminology classes offered at the UWG Douglasville Center in Spring 2022. For more information, check the class schedule.

Spring 2022 Schedule

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Chair: Dr. Paul Rutledge
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mai Mills
Graduate Director: Dr. Brittani McNeal
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Dave Ayers

Criminology Office
 Location: Pafford 240
Phone: (678) 839-5199