Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Overview

    The Criminal Justice program at William Peace University will provide you with the skills to analyze and understand crime and criminal behavior and law and law enforcement.

    Perhaps you see yourself as an agent in the FBI, Homeland Security, or Secret Service, serving your community as a police officer or speaking for a defendant in court. 

    As a Criminal Justice major at WPU, you will benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to the elements of crime and the criminal justice system, covering areas from forensic science to social work, juvenile justice, and the social sciences. With our focus on experiential learning, you can apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.

    WPU’s Criminal Justice degree program offers a distinct advantage – strong ties to the criminal justice community. Our downtown Raleigh campus is just blocks from various law enforcement agencies, the State General Assembly, the court system, and law offices. 

    Our graduates have secured career positions in business, government, social service agencies, and health care. Whether you are curious about crime scene investigations, have a general interest in public safety or criminology, or want to go to law school, the CJ program at WPU can open the door to a wide array of career opportunities.

    Study Criminal Justice at William Peace University
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Criminal Justice. 

    Criminal Justice B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Beth Kusko
    Associate Professor of Political Science; Program Director of Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law
  • Careers

    A degree in criminal justice offers a lot of career options, including:

    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Probation or Parole OfficeR
    • Corrections Officer
    • Juvenile Justice Specialist
    • Victim Advocate
    • Court Administrator/Clerk
    • Private Security
    • Crime Analyst
    • Social Services and Advocacy
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