2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.A.

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The mission of the Criminal Justice major at North Carolina Wesleyan College is to educate students in the three areas of the criminal justice system: Law Enforcement, Judiciary, Corrections. The degree may also prepare students for advanced degrees and for positions within the criminal justice system and related entities. Students are also encouraged to engage in lifelong learning and community involvement. Criminal Justice students are encouraged to complete FEMA Emergency Management Institute training for professional development and career preparedness. These educational opportunities are particularly relevant for current professionals and those interested in incident command systems. Students are encouraged to discuss the opportunity with their advisor for additional information.

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Requirements for a Major in Criminal Justice (B.A. Degree)

The minimum requirements for a major in Criminal Justice will include 36 semester hours: core requirements 21 semester hours, three core components of 3 semester hours each and a minimum of 6 semester hours of 300-400 electives.

Core Requirements:

(21 semester hours):

Core Components:

(minimum 3 hours for each component, total 9 semester hours):

Law Enforcement:




(minimum 6 semester hours):


No more than 6 hours of JUS 421 - Internship , can be applied to the major.

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