Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice program at William Peace University will provide you with the skills to analyze and understand crime and criminal behavior as well as 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 will have ample opportunity to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.
In fact, WPU’s criminal justice (CJ) degree program offers a distinct advantage in that regard – strong ties to the criminal justice community. Our downtown Raleigh campus is just blocks away from various law enforcement agencies, the State General Assembly, the court system, and law offices. With over 150 years of experience in the downtown Raleigh area, William Peace University and its advisors have professional relationships that few can match.
Our graduates have gone on to secure 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.
Criminal Justice BA Sample Four-Year Plan
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Students who transfer to William Peace University with an Associate of Applied Science follow the track below.
FacultyAssociate Professor of Political Science and Program Director for Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law
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