Students will learn to model appropriate and ethical behavior during criminal justice simulations; understand the components of the criminal justice system; explain the purpose of the juvenile justice system; understand different theories for what causes crime; and analyze interactive approaches of law enforcement agencies and the citizens they serve. This degree has options for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University.

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Degree Requirements and Outcomes

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Tuition Assistance

This major is eligible for Re-Employing Virginians (REV) and G3 tuition assistance for qualified students.

Career Paths

Jobs in this field include corrections officer, security officer, and investigator.

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Michael Sorensen
Program Head, Department of Criminal Justice