Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is an exciting and ever-changing field of study, with new information gained each day. New technology and techniques continually push the boundaries of information gathering in Criminal Justice and students will become conversant in these areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program gives students the opportunity to study the fascinating issues of crime and justice, and prepares them to enter the field at entry and middle management levels. It is an interdisciplinary study of law enforcement, judicial courts, and correctional systems within political structures with attention given to legal, social, managerial, and administrative issues.

Students will learn both practical and theoretical applications to components of the criminal justice system, emphasizing the decision-making process and consequences inherent with legal and social influences. As our society continues to grow, so does the need for careers in this field.

Additional Major Electives: 9 semester hours from: BA, PS, SO, PO, or SW courses.
  • Additional CJ courses: 15 semester hours of CJ courses at the 300 and 400 level.
  • **After all General Education and Major course requirements have been met; students will need additional elective courses to meet the 123 hour minimum for graduation.
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    Day programs in Gaffney, online & evening classes in extended campus locations


    • Gaffney Campus
      Gaffney Main Campus
      1115 College Drive
      Gaffney, SC 29341
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    • Greenville Campus
      Greenville Campus
      25 Woods Lake Rd
      Suite 601
      Greenville, SC 29607
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    • Columbia Campus
      Columbia Campus
      Fontaine Business Center
      400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 800
      Columbia, SC 29223
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    • Midstate Campus
      Madison Plaza
      2724 West Palmetto Street
      Florence, SC 29501
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    • Charleston Campus
      Charleston Campus
      4500 Leeds Avenue
      Suite 208
      Charleston, SC 29405
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    List of Evening Class locations

    Our business programs are offered in a variety of locations, each built for different students. Our traditional day students attend class on our main campus in Gaffney, South Carolina— a beautiful town with rich historic buildings and hundreds of campus involvement opportunities. More than half of day students live on campus and participate in athletics, fine arts, community service and other leadership associations.

    Our Online & Eveninges provide evening classrooms in locations all across South Carolina – - Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Kingstree, Lowcountry and at our main campus in Gaffney.

    Our online programs are accessible across the country – so even if you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can still work towards your Limestone degree. Students also have the option to take a combination of classes at any of these campuses and online.

    Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

    Limestone works to make education affordable, putting together a financial aid package with need and merit-based financial aid options for every one of their admitted students. 95 percent of Limestone College students receive some type of financial assistance. Academic, athletic and arts scholarships, activity and need-based grants are all available for day students.

    Military-friendly College

    Limestone College offers close to a 50 percent tuition discount for Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard military service personnel and works to make programs flexible and affordable. Limestone College has been chosen as a Military-Friendly School and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOCAD, SOCGuard, and SOCCoast). Chosen as a Top-25 Best College for Veterans (South) this year from US News and World Report, Limestone understands the demanding and transient nature of a career in the military. We appreciate your service, and are here to assist in any way possible. Learn more.

    Corporate Partnerships for Online and Evening Students

    Limestone College holds a number of partnerships with companies providing corporate grants to students. If a student’s company participates in the program, he or she is eligible to receive the grant each semester. With the corporate grant, students can still receive financial aid and any state or federal student loans. Here are a few of our partner corporations:

    Origin SC
    Cherokee County Schools
    Dish Network
    Novant Health
    Michelin NA
    Medical University of South Carolina
    The Timken Company
    McLeod Health
    The Charles Lea Center
    Brown Packing Co.
    Papa Johns
    Blue Acorn
    Koyo Bearings
    Core Molding Technologies
    JM Smith
    Robert Allen Group
    Parker Hannifin
    QS 1
    Spinx logo
    Broad River Electric Cooperative
    Palmetto Goodwill
    South Carolina Federal Credit Union
    Southern Weaving
    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
    Infrastructure Consulting & Enginering
    Smith Drug Company
    RX Medic
    RedSail Technologies
    Integral Solutions
    Charleston County
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    Charleston County Parks & Recreation
    Charleston Marine Containers
    Berkeley County Government
    Roper Staffing
    SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.
    Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath
    Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc
    North American Rescue
    Ply Gem
    VTL Precision
    Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
    Productivity Solutions & Training
    Palmetto Project
    Mariott Greenville
    Dorchester County
    Assurant, Inc.
    Bon Secours St Francis Health System
    Innova Web Design Group
    Piedmont Petroleum Corp
    Charleston County Aviation Authority
    Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
    Propel HR
    Plastic Omnium
    Three J Property Maintenance
    CLK MultiFamily Management Sedgefield Apartments
    Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
    Wheeler Material Handling
    Family Physicians of Spartanburg
    Georgetown County Water and Sewer District
    Carolina Wellness And Recovery Of Powdersville
    Jasper County
    Dorchester School District Two
    Florence One Schools
    Mossburg Sign Products, Inc