Criminal Justice


Overview & Academics

CRIMINAL JUSTICE is a major that helps students identify and explain the patterns of criminal behavior and to analyze society’s ability to control crime and delinquency. Students majoring in Criminal Justice study crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal studies, sociology, political science, psychology, forensic science, public administration, urban studies, and philosophy. Criminal justice focuses on the definitions, causes, and prevention of crime, and with legal processes and the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.

Career Opportunities:

  • Careers in law including paralegal and attorney (with appropriate graduate and/or specialized training).
  • Professions in the Correctional System including penal system management and probation services for adults and juveniles.
  • Policing and law enforcement careers including sworn police officer and private security personnel.
  • Private Security Design and Administration: Design unique security systems for public and private sites.

 

Major Requirements
JUS 111, 293, 301, 318, 310, 499; MAT 213
Core components (min 3 hours in each)
Law Enforcement: JUS 205, 315, or 405
Courts: JUS 206, 325, or 410
Corrections: JUS 294, 304
Electives (min 6 hours): JUS 300, 302, 303, 312, 403, 415, 417, 421, 429, 430, 491.

Minor Requirements
JUS 111, 293, 301; JUS 205, 315 or 405; JUS 294 or 304.

Criminal Justice Faculty

Dr. Carl Lewis
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Northcentral University
clewis@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5166

Elizabeth S. Marsal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Walden University
emarsal@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5362

Dr. Mary S. Jackson
Professor of Criminal Justice
Case Western Reserve University
msjackson@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5245

Ms. Kathryn Carroll
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Campbell University
kcarroll@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5584

Mr. Richard Allsbrook
Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice
East Carolina University
rallsbrook@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5251

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
JUS 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
JUS 293 Criminal Law 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
International Studies Requirement 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
JUS 301 Criminology 3
Ethics Requirement 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
JUS 206, 325, or 410 Courts Tier 3
JUS 294 or 304 Corrections Tier 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
JUS 310 Reporting for Crim. Just. Professionals 3
JUS 205, 315 or 405 Law Enforcement Tier 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
JUS 318 Research Methods 3
JUS 421 Internship (Recommended) or Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
JUS Major Elective Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
JUS 499 Senior Seminar 3
JUS Major Elective Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15