The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel College prepares students to enter the multifaceted field of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, and juvenile justice. The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel takes both an academic and practical approach. The student will pursue the substantive investigation of criminal justice as well as participating in practical experiences such as labs and internships. The program is also interdisciplinary, drawing from studies in sociology, psychology, political science, and pre-law studies.
The 3+2 program offers Emmanuel College students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emmanuel in three years and their Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont University in two years, resulting in only five years to complete all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
For a pdf brochure of the 3+2 program, CLICK HERE.
- Fulfills the academic requirements in most states for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and certification as national certified counselor (NCC)
- Provides a solid Biblical foundation for a career as a licensed professional counselor
- Gives the opportunity to provide services as a professional in the field one year sooner
- Generates a savings of one year of academic classes (approximately $9,000)
- Psychology major with at least one completed course in major
- At least 3.00 overall GPA
- Completed EC application by March of the student’s freshman (first) year
- Two-to-three page essay with rationale for wanting to be a counselor
- Personal interview with a professor in EC’s Psychology Department
- Completed RU application by February 1 of the student’s junior (third) year
Frequently Asked Questions
If I follow the recommended curriculum, achieving at least the minimum GPA for required courses, will I automatically be accepted into RU?
Admission to RU is not automatic. To qualify, a student must meet all of EC’s requirements for graduation (except for the completion of a major). RU reviews the applications. However, we never submit applications to RU unless we truly feel the student is up to the challenge. A student must complete all of the forms and requirements as a degree-seeking student who is applying to RU.
How do I enroll in the program?
Interested students will complete an application (available beginning Spring 2014) no later than fall of the sophomore year. They will be interviewed by one of the psychology faculty members to discuss their academic records and obtain copies of all required forms.
How does the 3+2 program work?
Participants in the program will complete three academic years at EC, fulfilling all but three hours of EC’s psychology major (100 credit hours). During the student’s three years at EC, five graduate option courses must be completed with at least a “B” grade in each course. These five courses will then be accepted to RU. View the four-year plan for the EC’s B.A. Psychology 3+2 program to learn more.
After completing an additional 24 hours of courses on the RU campus, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from EC.
Completion of a total of 67 semester hour Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from RU prepares students for Tennessee and Georgia state licensure as a professional counselor and/or doctoral students.
When do I graduate from EC?
Once you have completed your first year at RU with a grade of “B” or higher in your classes, you will return to EC to participate in the commencement exercises and receive your B.A. in Psychology.
May I enroll in RU graduate classes at EC if I have not been accepted into the 3+2 program?
Yes, you may enroll in the RU graduate classes and elect to complete the work that is outlined in the syllabus, which will be different from our traditional versions of the same courses. However, the graduate hours transfer to RU only if you are accepted into one of RU’s programs.
If I follow the recommended 3+2 curriculum but then decide to stay at EC, will I still be able to graduate from EC in four years?
A student working toward the 3+2 program who decides to remain at EC for the fourth year will be required to complete the remaining courses for EC’s B.A. or B.S. in Psychology. A student can switch to any major EC offers during the first or second year or to other social science majors (e.g., Social Work) during the junior year. Switching to a major outside of psychology after the sophomore year may extend the number of years it takes to complete a degree at EC.
If I'm not certain which type of counseling to pursue, which sequence should I follow?
You should discuss the situation with your advisor, but generally speaking EC’s B.A. in Psychology sequence confers the greatest flexibility for students who have not yet decided on a career in psychology.
Note, however, the three sequences (B.A., B.S., 3 +2 B.A.) are largely identical in the first year.
For more information, please email Dr. Rihana Mason at email@example.com or call 1-800-860-8800.
Dr. Lane Lester taught biology for ten years at Emmanuel College as Professor of Natural Sciences. After retiring from teaching, he started his own website business and is pleased to be bringing his programming expertise in Linux to teaching Operating Systems II. Dr. Lester is the webmaster for the Georgia Communication Association and a member of the Clarkesville Writers Society where he recently served as managing editor in the publication of River of Words: Stories and Thoughts by Northeast Georgians. His M.S. in ecology and Ph.D. in genetics are from Purdue University.
Reginald Ecarma, Ph.D., will be teaching interpersonal communication, organization communication, and persuasion. Ecarma attended the University of Louisville as a tennis scholarship player, was included on the Dean's List and after five years, finally received his bachelors in health. After U.S.
Nancy Bryan completed her B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology graduating from Campbellsville University, in 1981. She completed her M.S. in Education with an emphasis in Middle School in 1985 from Middle Tennessee State University.
When financial aid awards exceed the cost of attendance, excess account balances are refunded to students by electronic deposit to the Emmanuel Prepaid Card. Refunds are issued approximately four weeks after classes begin, and thereafter as needed. For questions regarding student account refunds, please contact Rebecca Bruce at 706-245-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Emmanuel Prepaid Card, please click the image below.
Secure a $1,000 scholarship for the students in your church!
Now there is a powerful way you can help encourage potential students in your church to come to Emmanuel College. Not only can you tell them why you love Emmanuel, but as a pastor, you can also refer them and secure for them a $1,000 scholarship!
How Does It Work?
All you have to do is give him/her a certificate like the one pictured below. Print their name, fill out the date, write in your church name, and sign it. Then make sure the student follows the QR Code/website address given on the certificate and fill out the Pastor Referral Scholarship form found HERE. The student must fill out this form and turn in an original of their certificate with your signature to Financial Aid at Emmanuel College to recieve this scholarship. That's $1,000 off an education at a tier one school and one of the best colleges in the south acourding to the US News and World Review!
To obtain a printable version of this scholarship certificate CLICK HERE or on the image below. Thank you for your support of Emmanuel College as you refer potential students in your church to us!
The Pastor Referral scholarship is one of many scholarships offered by Emmanuel College to students who choose to enroll and attend as full time students. This scholarship may be combined with others up to the cost of tuition. Only one Referral Scholarship may be awarded per student and only first time, full time students at Emmanuel are eligible. This $1,000 award is applied toward to tuition throughout the first two semesters of the student's time at Emmanuel ($500 per semester). It is not transferrable, redeemable as cash or able to be used at other institutions. To be awarded, the original certificate with the pastor's signature must physically given to a member of our Financial Aid Department staff. No copies will be accepted.
Give a $500 scholarship to the students in your life!
As an EC alumnus or friend, YOU have a powerful way to encourage potential students to attend Emmanuel College.
Not only can you tell them why you love Emmanuel, you can also give each of them a $500 Referral Scholarship to pursue a private education at Emmanuel College, named one of the best colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
How do I get the cards?
1. Contact EC's Admissions Office at 1-800-860-8800 or email email@example.com.
2. Include your address and how many students you would like to refer.
3. Look for your printed cards through regular mail within a few days.
How does it work?
1. Give a student one of the small detachable referral cards like one of the three pictured above. Be sure you sign the back.
3. When the student gives the completed card to EC's Financial Aid Staff, the $500 Referral Scholarship is automatically applied toward tuition at EC.
Thank you for your support of Emmanuel College as you refer potential students and give them the gift of a private education!
EC's Referral Scholarship is one of many scholarships offered by Emmanuel College to students who enroll and attend as full-time students. This scholarship may be combined with other scholarships up to the cost of tuition. Only one Referral Scholarship per student may be awarded, and only first-time, full-time students at Emmanuel are eligible. This $500 schoarlship is applied toward tuition at EC throughout the first two semesters of the student's time at Emmanuel ($250 per semester). It is not transferrable, redeemable as cash or able to be used at other institutions. To redeem this scholarship, the student must present the original Referral Scholarship card (not a copy) to one of EC's Financial Aid Counselors during the financial aid process. This may be done in person or by mail to Emmanuel College Financial Aid, PO Box 129, Franklin Springs, GA 30639.