Welcome to the Department of 

Criminal Justice at ECU

Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice! Students in our programs explore every facet of criminal justice which focuses on preventing crime and improving public safety in the U.S. and abroad. A degree in Criminal Justice prepares the student for advanced criminal justice or law studies or for work in local, state, and federal justice professions. Our graduates are employed by diverse organizations, such as the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, Sheriff Department, Police Department, Crime Laboratory, and Court, just to name a few. The department offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree and two minors one in Criminal Justice and the other in Forensic Science.

Important Dates:

  Deadline for the NC Sheriff's Association scholarship is July 27.          Fall Classes begin August 20

ECU Criminal Justice News

The North Carolina Sheriff's Association Annual Criminal Justice Scholarship

The NC Sheriff's Association is accepting applications for their annual scholarship. You must be an undergraduate Criminal Justice Major and have filed a FAFSA to be eligible. The deadline for applications is July 27. Please see the application below for further details. Contact Brad Fornes at just@ecu.edu or (252) 328-4192 for assistance. 

Sheriff's Association Scholarship Application




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2018 ranking

Online Program Award

Awards and Recognition

Jones 2018 Award

Beeler 2017 Award

Sorensen 2017 Award

Bonner 2017 Award

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