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Degree Programs

The bachelor’s degree four-year plan involves 120 semester hours of core and elective criminal justice courses that are generally taught in a traditional face to face setting.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Forensic Science

Forensic Science Study

The department’s minor in forensic science focuses on criminal investigation and crime scene applications. Students work with crime scene scenarios in the field and in the lab to learn the methods for examining criminal evidence such as fingerprints, blood stains, hairs/fibers, firearms/ballistics, tool marks, footprint/tire impressions, and much more.  Our crime scene lab is equipped with many of the investigative tools used in modern law enforcement.

International Study

We give students a chance to experience the world first-hand and in the classroom. Through courses in global terrorism, international crime, and comparative criminal justice, our students learn about crime and criminal justice around the world.  Our international study abroad program lets students experience diverse cultures, visit exotic ports of call, and learn about crime and criminal justice in a foreign country. Each program is led by a departmental faculty member who provides course instruction during study abroad. Next, our foreign exchange program provides criminal justice study options for students from partner universities in places like the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. They come to ECU for semester-long criminal justice study and we encourage our students to do likewise.