Majors & Minors in Criminal Justice
Programs of Study
- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Science and a concentration Criminal Justice.
- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice and a concentration in Homeland Security
- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice and a concentration in Pre-Law.
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Science and a concentration in Homeland Security
Criminal Justice majors with specific career goals may concentrate their efforts in one of several special programs:
Social Science majors can also pursue Social Studies Teacher Licensure, a program which combines with the major all the education courses and student teaching required for high school licensure in North Carolina. Campbell’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council on Teacher Education, and if you are planning to teach outside North Carolina, 42 states, including all on the East Coast plus the District of Columbia and Guam, have reciprocal agreements with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction for accepting our licensure standards.
The Department provides a four-year program in Criminal Justice Administration which leads to a Bachelor of Arts in that field. This course of study is suggested for individuals interested in any aspect of the criminal justice system (police, courts, or corrections) and is especially helpful for those wishing to go on to law or graduate school. The course of study includes such classes as criminology, criminal law, justice administration, theories of justice, criminal investigations, forensics, and terrorism.
In 2014, Campbell announced a new Criminal Justice Pre-Law concentration, which allows students to take a core group of classes that will not only better prepare them for a career in Criminal Justice but will make them strong candidates for law school. Our Criminal Justice graduates have been successful law school applicants for years, and we are happy to now have a specific track that will better prepare them for success in their field.
All HCP majors require at least 37 credit hours in the discipline.
All HCP minors require at least 24 hours in the discipline.