Criminal Justice Studies


Overview & Academics

The Criminal Justice major focuses on the definitions, causes, and prevention of crime, legal processes, and the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal studies, sociology, political science, psychology, forensic science, public administration, urban studies, and philosophy.

 

Department Contact

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

Career Options
Careers in law (requires graduate or specialized training)
Professions in the Correctional System
Law Enforcement
Victim assistance programs
Private Security Design and Administration

Major Requirements
JUS 111, 293, 301, 318, 310, 499, MAT 213
21 hours of Criminal Justice courses
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, 205, 315 or 405, 294 or 304
Certificate in Electronic Crime Investigation:
CIS 205, 305, 310, 201, 211, or 240, JUS 111, 293, 303, 312, 315