BS Justice Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies 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



Law Enforcement



Social Institutions

Critical Thinking


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.

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.

A scholarship granted by the NCCJA (North Carolina Criminal Justice Association) is available.

The Society, Law, & Justice Association is an active association of students that participate in field trips, attend on-site demonstrations from local, state, and federal agencies, perform charity work, and engage in social gatherings.

More Information

Traditional 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