Law and Social Justice


    Government provides unique services and activities that help all Georgians on a daily basis. If you choose a career in government and public safety, you will have the satisfaction of helping others in a field where skilled professionals are always in demand. Career opportunities in this field are plentiful. You may find a career in writing legislation, working on disaster preparedness, working on city planning, or providing state and national security. Many of the occupations in these fields are highly challenging, and some involve an element of risk. Your course work will include an emphasis on safety. You can enter this field from high school, through a technical college, or through military service. In the classroom and laboratory, students build solid math, science, reading, writing, and communication skills. Special emphasis is placed on developing the problem- solving and decision-making skills required. In the Government and Public Safety program, you will study basic concepts of law and learn how federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecution, and adjudication agencies function. Course work includes classifications and elements of crime, the major criminal and traffic laws of Georgia, crime prevention and detection strategies, and investigative and criminological theory.