BS Justice Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, delivered 100% online for working adults, presents a broad-based, issues-oriented approach to understanding law making, law breaking, and societal responses to law breaking. Students learn about the social structure and social conditions that create the balance between public order and individual rights.  The course work covers the perspectives of victims, advocates, and activists as well as law enforcement, lawyers, and legislators. Graduates are prepared to comprehend the social context of the problems we face as a society and the conflicts that result from interactions between individuals.  Courses range from an introduction to the contextual framework of society to the realities and impact of social stratification from media portrayal of social problems to societal response to drugs and terrorism and from controversial legal issues to conducting research and data analysis.

Key Program Features

Victimology

Advocacy

Law Enforcement

Law

Diversity

Social Institutions

Critical Thinking

Communication

Conflict Resolution

Program Details

The Justice Studies curriculum provides students with the academic foundation for more effective conflict resolution through enhanced understanding and communication.

Students may petition to receive Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) in their first semester for the knowledge, training, and skills they previously learned outside of the traditional academic setting.

Students will learn from professors who possess extensive field experience that they bring to the classroom and show students how to apply this knowledge to their studies and future careers.

Internships are available for course credit, and are considered and administered on a case-by-case basis per the student’s desired field and corresponding opportunities.

Students are encouraged, though not required, to obtain a minor in Sociology, which can be done in conjunction with the Justice Studies minor.

The North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Criminal Justice (NCSA) Scholarship – The NCSA created the scholarship program to assist students who are dependents of law enforcement officials or who are studying in the criminal justice field and express an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Applicants must be a NC resident enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours in a degree granting criminal justice program.  To learn more, please click here to learn more.

The CJC Professors Award for Student of the Year – This award is presented in honor of those distinguished professors who facilitated the development of the department and contributed greatly to the education of both students and colleagues.  In particular, this award recognizes the contributions of Dr. Allen Hull and Professor Michael Bumgarner. These gentlemen had distinguished careers in Law Enforcement and Corrections, respectively, prior to working full time at the University of Mount Olive.  They encouraged the team teaching approach and solidarity among students to enhance the learning environment. This award is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in the CJC & Sociology Traditional Program who leads by example through hard work and respect for others.  The award recipient must be a graduating senior CJC student with a GPA of 3.5 or better, who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and adherence to the University covenant.

The CJC Alumni Award for Student of the Year – This award is presented in honor and memory of fallen alumni who have given their lives in the field of duty.  In particular, this award recognizes the contributions of Michael Martin and Donald A. Miller, graduates of the Criminal Justice & Criminology program at the University of Mount Olive.  Officer Martin was a Highway Patrolman with the State of North Carolina, and Officer Miller was a Detective with the New Bern Police Department.  These distinguished public servants represent the best of society through their commitment and dedication to our safety.  This award is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in the CJC and Sociology AGP Program who demonstrates academic prowess in the classroom, dedication to family and community, and professionalism in the field.  The award recipient must be a graduating CJC student with a GPA of 3.5 or better, who demonstrates who intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and adherence to the University covenant.

The CJC Student Leadership Award – This award is presented in recognition of students who serve as leaders inside and outside the classroom.  The recipient will exhibit the ability to overcome adversity, stand out as a leader among colleagues in the class and in the student community, and uphold the tenets of the Covenant.  Students are encouraged to make nominations and write letters of support to the Scholarship and Award Committee.  This award recognizes the contributions of John Ryan and others who stood out as leaders during their tenure at the University of Mount Olive.  Mr. Ryan earned a double Major in Criminology and Psychology, was an officer of the SLJA and student founder of FLAGSA, went on to graduate from Campbell University Law School, and presently teaches as an Adjunct Professor for the CJC Department.  The award recipient must be a graduating CJC student with a GPA of 3.5 or better, who demonstrates who leadership, collegiality, and adherence to the University covenant

 

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Adult Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Administration of Justice
  • Case Worker
  • Child/Family
  • Community Advocacy
  • Compliance
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Emergency Management
  • Fish and Game Wardens
  • Gaming Investigator
  • Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Human Services
  • Immigration and Customs
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Support
  • Loss Prevention
  • Operations
  • Police Identification
  • Probation
  • Protective Service Workers
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Security
  • Social Service
  • Specialized Courts
  • Transit/Railroad Police
  • Victim Advocacy