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Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology, delivered 100% online for working adults, prepares students to better understand the criminal justice system as well as why people deviate from the law.   The program seeks to provide a wide-ranging foundation of knowledge pertaining to social justice, policy, crime, criminal behaviors, and the administration of criminal justice agencies.

A Criminal Justice and Criminology degree is for:

Criminal justice professionals managing personal, professional, and other obligations, who are interested in achieving their degree online for a manageable work/life balance.
Individuals employed in another area but are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice or related fields.
Individuals who have completed some college coursework and seek to transfer into an online program in order to finish their degree.

Meet the demands for a more highly educated workforce

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Financial Aid Breakdown

*Percentage of total students with valid FAFSA who attended either Fall or Spring semester at least half time and submitted a valid 2015/2016 FAFSA. Eligibility for Unsubsidized Direct Loans is 100% as long as the student has not exhausted their lifetime limits. Numbers in the chart included students who may have declined this fund.

Curriculum

CJC 370 Criminal Law and Social Control
CJC 380 Criminal Procedure and Individual Rights
CJC 310 Juvenile Justice Systems and Processes
CJC 320 Law Enforcement Systems and Processes
CJC 330 Court Systems and Processes
CJC 340 Correctional Systems and Processes
CJC 350 Criminal Justice Administration
CJC/SOC 335 Victimology and Advocacy
CJC/SOC 421 Theoretical Perspectives in Social Science
CJC/SOC 430 Criminological Theory
SOC 345 Sociology of Deviance
CJC/SOC 355 Drugs, Crime and Society
CJC/SOC 365 Terrorism and Homeland Security
CJC/SOC 401 Research Methods for Social Sciences
CJC/SOC 405 Data Analysis for Social Science Research
CJC 496 Senior Research Project

Degree Requirements

126 Degree total credit hours
46 General education semester-credit hours
41 General elective semester-credit hours

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, you must meet the following criteria:
-Be 21 years of age or older (unless approved by the Vice President of Admissions).
-Possess a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
-Have the ability to obtain official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.

In order to sign up for online classes at UMO, you must have regular access to the internet and email. It is highly recommended that students have a personal computer. All University of Mount Olive students have access to a Microsoft Office 365 which will be needed to complete course assignments.

In order to sign up for online classes at UMO, you must have regular access to the internet and email. It is highly recommended that students have a personal computer. All University of Mount Olive students have access to a Microsoft Office 365 which will be needed to complete course assignments.

In order to sign up for online classes at UMO, you must have regular access to the Internet and email, as well as, be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents.

Career Opportunities

Police Officer
FBI Special Agent
Private Investigator
Victim-Witness Advocate