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.
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.
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.
For more information, please visit the office of Global affairs here.
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