Criminal Justice
       BS in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares the student to pursue a graduate or law degree or work in a federal, state, and local law enforcement, court, correction, or juvenile agency. Positions may include law enforcement agent or officer, crime scene specialist, court officer, probation or parole officer, correctional officer, and victim advocate, just to name a few. Employment may be available in agencies such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Services, state highway patrol or investigation, county sheriff, local police, criminal courts, federal or state corrections, juvenile services, victim’s services, and others.

The undergraduate four-year plan involves 120 semester hours of core and elective criminal justice courses. Students are required to complete a field experience internship in their senior year to familiarize them with the criminal justice work setting.
**Please note that this is a recommended sequence. Check catalog for prerequisites. Course availability may vary from semester to semester.
 
  • Freshman Year
  • Sophomore Year
  • Junior Year
  • Senior Year
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
ENGL 1100
3
ENGL 1200
3
 
HLTH 1000
2
MATH (Gen. Ed)
3
 
PSCYC 1000
3
SOCI 2110
3
 
Science with Lab
3,1
Science
4
 
Humanities or Fine Arts
3
Humanities
3
 
 
Total
15
Total
16
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
EXSS 1000
1
JUST 1000
3
 
POLS 1010
3
History
3
 
Humanities or Fine Arts
2
Humanities or Fine Arts
2
 
Electives
9
Electives
6
 
Computer Cognate
3
 
 
Total
15
Total
17
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
JUST 3004
3
Corrections or Law Enforcement
3
 
JUST 3500
3
JUST 3700
3
 
JUST 3800
3
Specified Electives above 3000
6
 
Specified Elective above 3000
6
General Elective
3
 
 
 
Total
15
Total
15
 
FALL SEMESTER
SPRING SEMESTER
 
 
JUST 3900
3
JUST 4500
3
 
Corrections or Law Enforcement
3
JUST 4990
9
 
JUST 4200
3
 
Specified Elective above 3000
3
 
JUST Elective 3000 & above
3
 
 
Total
15
Total
12
 

 

Admission Requirements:

For admission to the undergraduate criminal justice program, students must have completed 32 semester hours (s. h.) of coursework, JUST 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice with at least a grade of "C" (2.0), and have an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C") or above.

Transfer students should contact an academic advisor with the CHE Student Advising Center at 328-2521, Rivers Building, room 140 for assistance with program admission.

 
Click here to apply to East Carolina University. Admission to East Carolina University does not guarantee admissions into your desired program of study.
 

Other Requirements:

All criminal justice majors must complete JUST 4990 Field Experience and Seminar (9 s.h.) at an approved field placement location. Fall and spring semesters require 415 contact hours and summer 375 contact hours. The field experience is completed in the student’s final semester.

 
     
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