North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

  • 78 schools offering criminal justice degrees in North Carolina are in our database. (see below)
  • 51 offer associate’s degrees or certificates, 21 of them offer bachelor’s degrees and above, and 6 offer a mix of bachelor’s and master’s
  • We found 1 school in North Carolina ranked in US News and World Reports that have a criminal justice program; #111 University of North Carolina, Charlotte–Charlotte, NC
  • According to Kiplinger’s, North Carolina has 6 universities ranked in the top 100 for “Values in Public Colleges”; #1 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; #21 The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; #26 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; #42 Appalachian State University, Boone NC; #58 North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC; #60 The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC
  • 10 campus-based and online schools in North Carolina are available for requesting information.

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Profiles of Well Known Schools

North Carolina State University: Students can pursue both undergraduate and graduate study in criminology through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology requires students to complete 25 hours of specialized courses and doctoral students complete a PhD in Sociology with two out of the following specializations: Crime, Deviance and Social Control; Family and Life Course; Global Social Change and Development; Inequality: Class, Rank and Gender; and Work and the Economy. There are over three dozen faculty in the NCSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, a large portion of which specialize in victimization, corrections and criminalization of mental illness. Individuals with another major can pursue a Minor in Criminology by completing 16 course hours.

University of North Carolina: Through the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice as well as a Master of Criminal Justice. The department has three student organizations; the Criminal Justice Association, Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and the Pre-Law Society. Students can also participate in the Justice Studies Abroad program at Kingston University just outside of London, England. UNCC offers over ten different scholarships geared toward providing financial assistance to criminal justice majors, including the Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship and the Alumni Board of Governors Outstanding Senior Award.

North Carolina Criminal Justice Salary and Jobs

Occupation Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Correctional Officers and Jailers 16,740 $32,150
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 4,550 $61,010
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,960 $54,390
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 19,220 $40,870

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

Respected leaders who have graduated from universities in North Carolina

  • Guilford County North Carolina Sheriff BJ Barnes – Guilford Technical Communnity College
  • Raleigh North Carolina Police Chief Harry Dolan- Western Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC
  • Greensboro, North Carolina, Police Chief Ted Miller- University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC
  • Columbia, NC Police Chief Randy Scott – Limestone College(SC), Troy Univeristy (NC)
Police Quote: “Know what success looks like. If you want to survive and succeed in this profession then research, study then emulate the behavior, character and style of law enforcement leaders who have been successful in each phase of their career. Then apply that practice to every aspect of your life.” -Chief Paul F. Sireci

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North Carolina Criminal Justice Degrees

North Carolina is an excellent destination for criminal justice instruction. Home of the nation’s first public university at Chapel Hill, historic and picturesque metropolitan areas including Winston-Salem and Charlotte offer an ideal academic setting. Career-focused two-year programs provide a fast-track preparation for careers in security or as a forensic technician, among others. Associate and certificate programs are the most popular choice for students pursuing criminal justice training in North Carolina, with the option of convenient online instruction from an accredited school.

An advanced degree will open doors to greater career choices. Working within the state’s prison system, a four-year college degree with a major in criminal justice or a related specialty is required for probation/parole officer level 2 positions. Correctional officer applicants are encouraged to complete a two or four year program as well.

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North Carolina Criminal Justice Salary

In addition to an exciting work environment, many criminal justice careers offer attractive pay and benefits. Police officers earn an average of $40,460 1 per year while first-line supervisors at police agencies are paid an average of $59,340 1 per year. Correctional officers working at correctional facilities are paid an average annual salary of $31,720 1 plus benefits. Detectives and criminal investigators make an average of $50,990 1 per year. The many law firms in the state employ over 9,000 North Carolina paralegals at an average salary of $41,650 1 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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North Carolina’s Criminal Justice Employment Outlook 2, 3, 4, 5

At the start of 2012, North Carolina’s unemployment was stubbornly at 9.9% unemployment and is projected to grow back toward prior peak employment levels by early 2014. Government related employment, which is a good proxy for North Carolina criminal justice jobs, has good prospects starting in late 2012 and beyond according to USA Today / Moody’s Analytics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ State Occupational Projections project annual openings for Police and Sheriff Patrol (600 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree), Correctional Officers (465 annual openings / 60% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree), Detectives / Investigators / Forensic Techs (80 annual openings), Security Guards (925 annual openings) and Paralegals (350 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree). According to 24/7 Wall St, the North Carolina state budget picture is improved in 2012 versus 2010 but the high unemployment will press state income. Investing in a North Carolina criminal justice degree could give the edge you need to get a North Carolina criminal justice career. Request free information from several schools to weigh all your options.

Online and North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

To learn more about earning a North Carolina criminal justice degree, see the following accredited campus-based and online criminal justice programs for students interested in pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of criminal justice.

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Capella University
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  • MS - Criminal Justice
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  • BS - Criminal Justice

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Grand Canyon University
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    Kent State University
    Campuses: 1Kent
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    • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Victimology
    • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Corrections
    • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Police

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    University of Cincinnati Online
    Campuses: 1Online
    Popular Degrees:

    • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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    Liberty University
    Campuses: 1Lynchburg
    Popular Degrees:

    • BS in Criminal Justice
    • AA in Criminal Justice
    • Masters in Criminal Justice: Command College

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    South College Asheville
    Campuses: 1Asheville
    Popular Degrees:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree - Criminal Justice
    • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Science Degree - Legal Studies

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    Colorado State University-Global Campus
    Campuses: 1Online
    Popular Degrees:

    • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
    • BS - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

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    Keiser University Graduate School
    Campuses: 1Online
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    • Criminal Justice, MA (Online)
    • Master of Arts in Homeland Security

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    Florida Tech University Online
    Campuses: 1Online
    Popular Degrees:

    • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


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    Directory of North Carolina Universities Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

    Alamance Community College (Graham, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Risk Management and Assurance
    Master of Public Administraton | Public Administration
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “Appalachian is a small school area wise with over seventeen thousand students attending. The campus is very small so getting to classes is very easy. I enjoy talking to people who are friendly and talkative. There is always something to do at app, either by the school or in the surrounding area. One thing that is somewhat disappointing is the number of minorities, the school is white dominated. Another thing that I do like about app, however, is the large number of females, though this is probably because I am a guy. The classes are difficult but very helpful in learning the needed material. I like most of my professors but like with everywhere in life there are some professors who weren’t very good.” -Drew C., student at Appalachian State University

    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (Asheville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    Barton College (Wilson, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminology

    Beaufort County Community College (Washington, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice and Security Studies

    Brunswick Community College (Supply, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice Administration
    Bachelor of Science | Information Technology & Security

    Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology | Industrial Security

    Carteret Community College (Morehead City, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology

    Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Court Reporting

    Central Carolina Community College (Sanford, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology | Latent Evidence

    Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Management
    Certificate | Latent Evidence

    Chowan University (Murfreesboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Cleveland Community College (Shelby, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Technology: Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy
    Certificate | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Technology: Criminal Justice

    Coastal Carolina Community College (Jacksonville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    College of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Craven Community College (New Bern, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Davidson County Community College (Thomasville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Forensic Biology

    Durham Technical Community College (Durham, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Preparedness Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Environment, Health and Safety Technology

    East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Master of Public Administraton | Publice Administration
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Edgecombe Community College (Tarboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology

    Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)

    Fayetteville Technical Community College (Fayetteville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Tech/Financial Crime and Computer Fraud
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Tech/Latent Evidence
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Tech/Latent Evidence

    Forsyth Technical Community College (Winston Salem, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Preparedness Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Latent Evidence
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enfocement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice

    Gaston College (Dallas, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Preparedness Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Latent Evidence
    Associate of Applied Science | Legal Office Administration
    Certificate | Legal Office Administration

    Student Review “Gaston college has really been a wonderful experience for me. I have made lots of friends. I have also enjoyed my teachers and learned a lot about the subject matters that were taught to me. My teachers were very intriguing and they made class a joy to attend. I have been at Gaston for a little over two years now and I am currently about to finish up my last semester. Gaston college has made me pursing and completing my degree a very positive experience. Gaston is very culturally diverse and has a wide variety of age ranges from all walks of life. The only thing I would improve about Gaston is the attendance policy, a college should not have a limitation on the amount of days a student can miss without being dropped from a particular course. It should be completing on the student if they miss a certain amount of days and fall behind in a course. As of right now, you can only miss 3 days per semester.” -Mia B., student at Gaston College

    Guilford College (Greensboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Forensic Biology
    Bachelor of Arts | Peace & Conflict Studies
    Bachelor of Science | Community & Justice Studies
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “I think the Criminal Justice program at Guilford College is amazing. It offers students a wide selection of classes. I remember being in my introduction to criminal justice class and being inspired listening my professor’s research work. The program is strong with professors such as Jerry Joplin, who wrote a leading criminal justice textbook. The program also has an advantage being in Greensboro because the city has a large prison and jail. This allows for the possibility of internships and local examples of what is right and wrong about the criminal justice system. Guilford is a good choice for a criminal justice program.” -Andris G., student at Guilford College

    Guilford Technical Community College (Jamestown, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Cyber Crime Technologies
    Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Preparedness Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Emergency Preparedness Technology

    Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Alliance Program in Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
    Associate of Science | Fish and Wildlife Management Tech

    High Point University (High Point, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Isothermal Community College (Spindale, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:

    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    ITT Technical Institute (Charlotte, NC; High Point, NC; Morrisville, NC)

    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice-Cyber Security (online program)

    James Sprunt Community College (Kenansville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    Johnson C Smith University (Charlotte, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminology

    Lenoir Community College (Kinston, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Livingstone College (Salisbury, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Mayland Community College (Spruce Pine, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Arts | Occupational Technology
    Associate of Arts | Public Safety
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Law Enforcement Training

    McDowell Technical Community College (Marion, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Political Science: Law and Justice
    Minor | Criminal Justice

    Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Chemistry (Forensic Science concentration)
    Bachelor of Science | Justice Studies
    Bachelor of Science | Justice Studies (Applied Forensic Science concentration)
    Bachelor of Science | Justice Studies (Human Services concentration)
    Master of Justice Administration | Justice Administration

    Miller-Motte College (Cary, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Mitchell Community College (Statesville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate in Arts | Pre-Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Montgomery Community College (Troy, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology

    Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice and Criminology

    Nash Community College (Rocky Mount, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice | Latent Evidence Technology
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Science | Emergency Preparedness Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Emergency Medical Dispatch
    Certificate | Emergency Medical Services
    Certificate | Fire & Rescue

    North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Public Management

    North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Pamlico Community College (Grantsboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice

    Piedmont Community College (Roxboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    Pitt Community College (Winterville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Applied Science | Financial Crime/Computer Fraud
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Randolph Community College (Asheboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)

    Richmond Community College (Hamlet, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Ahoskie, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Web/Security

    Robeson Community College (Lumberton, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Rockingham Community College (Wentworth, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology | Financial Crime/Computer Fraud
    Associate in Arts | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (Salisbury, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Technology: Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Technology: Criminal Justice

    Sampson Community College (Clinton, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology

    Shaw University (Raleigh, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Public Administration | Emergency Management

    South College-Asheville (Asheville, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice

    South Piedmont Community College (Polkton, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Criminal Justice | Latent Evidence
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “I graduated from high school in 2007 and wanted to go to a big time university and party and have fun. After one year of doing that at UNC Pembroke, I was back at home for failing grades. I then enrolled at South Piedmont Community College for criminal justice. Being back at home really made me focus on getting my education. I loved my criminal justice classes and my instructors. The classes were really interesting and I learned a lot from them which prepared me for where I am now, a deputy sheriff in my home town. The thing that I liked the most about the college is the small class sizes and the hands on learning.” -Kacey M., student at South Piedmont Community College

    Southwestern Community College (Sylva, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology | Latent Evidence Concentration
    Associate in Applied Science | Cyber Crime Technology
    Associate in Arts | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Applied Science | Legal Office Administration
    Certificate | Latent Evidence

    St Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinburg, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Forensic Studies

    Stanly Community College (Albemarle, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate in Applied Science | Cyber Crime Investigation
    Associate in Applied Science | Information Systems Security
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | CCT Forensic Accounting
    Certificate | Computer Forensics
    Certificate | Criminal Justice | Corrections
    Certificate | Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    Surry Community College (Dobson, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a large (and growing) university located in one of the nation’s best cities for young people. The administration has demonstrated a commitment to growth—in academic quality, new facilities, and athletically. The school has over 25,000 students and offers 19 doctoral, 62 master’s, and 90 bachelor’s degree programs through 9 colleges. I had a great experience in the Political Science and History departments, where I received instruction from professors who were also respected, published authors. My friends in the Engineering and Physics departments were able to take advantage of state-of-the art facilities such as the brand-new clean-room and collaborations with universities such as UC Berkley. One thing that could be improved is freshman student housing, which should be taken care of with the new dorms that are being constructed.” -Andrew C., student at University of North Carolina
    Student Review: “I greatly enjoyed my school’s criminal justice program for various reasons. For one, I was given the opportunity to learn from great teachers who were always personable and helpful. That was the best part. One of my favorite teachers is an expert in terrorism and has many contacts within the FBI, NSA, and other huge government agencies. My Junior year, I decided to work on my debate and speaking skills (both very important in regards to criminal justice). I joined the school’s Model United Nations program which allowed me to discuss criminal justice in regards to the international community. I traveled to Singapore, Singapore and Vancouver, British Columbia, speaking with like-minded individuals from all over the world in order to solve the world’s greatest problems that face the global community’s justice systems and mechanisms. Some days, I even wish I could do it all again! I loved every moment. The program was a life changing event.” -Student at University of North Carolina

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminology
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminology | Criminal Justice
    Master of Arts | Criminology and Public Sociology

    Tri-County Community College (Murphy, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    In-Service Training | Law Enforcement/Detention/Telecommunications

    Vance-Granville Community College (Henderson, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Latent Evidence

    Wayne Community College (Goldsboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Latent Evidence
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement

    Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Emergency Disaster Management (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Forensic Anthropology
    Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science
    Bachelor of Science | Parks and Recreation Management

    Student Review: “Western Carolina University was a great experience that is largely taylored to students working full time and seeking to further their education. While they also offer a traditional and residential setting, the online program is largely what sets them apart from other universities. Their Forensic Science course is cutting edge and also offer many options from a social perspective. Many students who graduated from the criminal justice program with me were already employed in law enforcement, but were seeking a career change in the same field and gained valuable experience and job related skills. Western Carolina also spares no expence in ensuring that they keep up with this constantly changing field as new technology comes available. The advisors are also rated very high and keep every student up to date with graduation requirements, which most people with any experience in college understand can be a hassle. I would not recommend the online program to anyone who has novice computer skills. Regular communication is required including: sending and recieving emails several times daily, replying to message boards, using several microsoft programs, blackboard, and occasional installation of codecs or java for viewing streaming seminars and classes.” – student at Western Carolina University

    Western Piedmont Community College (Morganton, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate in Arts | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Training
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology

    Wilkes Community College (Wilkesboro, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Justice Studies

    References:
    (1) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_NC.htm
    (2) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/lau/ see state on page for current unemployment rate
    (3) USA TODAY/Moody’s Analytics/BLS: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobs-growth-graphic_N.htm
    (4) Bureau of Labor Statistics’ State Occupational Projections: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
    (5) 24/7 Wall St: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/11/21/the-best-and-worst-run-states-in-america-a-survey-of-all-50-2/

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