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North Carolina Criminal Justice Degree Programs
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Listed below are all of the accredited schools in North Carolina that offer Criminal Justice programs.

Overview

Located in the southeastern United States, North Carolina has a population of approximately 9.5 million people. Charlotte is the largest city in the state, with more than 750,000 people and Raleigh is the state capital. There are plenty of parks and historic sites to explore and visit, as well as many museums and state fairs. The North Carolina Symphony is also a great attraction for music lovers.

You can find our school listings below to help you compare criminal justice programs near you.

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Criminal Justice Education in North Carolina

If you are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, many law enforcement agencies now require a two or four year degree. Although most agencies will consider degrees from programs in other subject areas, applicants who have a criminal justice-related degree may receive preferential standing in the hiring process, or they may be offered a higher starting salary. A four year degree may also be a good starting point for students who wish to attend law school and have a strong interest in criminal law.

Financial aid programs specific to North Carolina include the North Carolina Student Incentive Grant, the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship and the Golden LEAF Scholars Program. Eligibility is dependent on your financial need, but there are merit-based scholarships as well. Many schools also offer institution-specific scholarships worth checking out.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in North Carolina

Recent graduates who are looking for their first criminal justice job should carefully research the job duties of each prospective position. Many jobs that involve lab forensics will also require a science-based education. The most popular entry-level criminal justice jobs are local police officer, corrections officer, and court staff. Job seekers should consider employment opportunities at the state and federal levels to increase their chances of finding suitable employment.

In terms of criminal justice salary expectations as of 2012 in North Carolina, correctional officers, bailiffs, and park enforcement officers all earn average salaries that range from slightly more than $31,000 to $34,500 each year. Security guards' average yearly earnings are at the lower end of the spectrum at approximately $26,000. Private detectives and investigators earn approximately $60,000 on average each year. Investigative Services, local and state government, Facilities Support Services, and other support services are among the sectors that report the highest concentration of criminal justice workers.

Protective services and legal assistant jobs are among the most popular career paths for criminal justice majors. Demand in both of these fields is expected to increase on a national level. Protective services jobs in North Carolina pay a mean annual salary of $34,770, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In the chart above you can see salaries for other popular professions for criminal justice graduates as reported by the BLS 2012 data.

Whether you are a young student just beginning post secondary education or an experienced worker who is looking for a career change or an upgrade, earning a degree in criminal justice can have many benefits. In addition to offering job stability and competitive salaries at the supervisory levels and in the private sector, the criminal justice field is projected to continue its trend of positive growth as more and more government agencies and private employers look to increase security and law enforcement personnel.

Below you will find numerous criminal justice programs that you can compare and contact. You can request information from multiple schools to make sure you choose the right one.

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

Alamance Community College (Graham, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Risk Management and Assurance, Master of Public Administraton - Public Administration, Master of Science - Criminal Justice
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (Asheville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
Barton College (Wilson, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminology
Beaufort County Community College (Washington, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Brunswick Community College (Supply, NC)
Programs Offered:
Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Hudson, NC)
Programs Offered:
Certificate - Paralegal Technology-Family, Certificate - Paralegal Technology-Wills
Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor of Science - Information Technology & Security
Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology - Industrial Security, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Paralegal Tech
Carteret Community College (Morehead City, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Science - Paralegal Tech, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology
Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Court Reporting
Central Carolina Community College (Sanford, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence, Associate Degree - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Paralegal Tech
Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Science - Paralegal Tech, Certificate - Criminal Justice Management, Certificate - Latent Evidence, Diploma - Paralegal Tech
Chowan University (Murfreesboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Cleveland Community College (Shelby, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Technology: Criminal Justice, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy, Certificate - Criminal Justice, Diploma - Technology: Criminal Justice
Coastal Carolina Community College (Jacksonville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology
College of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Craven Community College (New Bern, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology (online), Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology
Davidson County Community College (Thomasville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Associate of Science - Forensic Biology
DeVry University (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Technical Mgmt - Criminal Justice (online)
Durham Technical Community College (Durham, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Preparedness Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Environment, Health and Safety Technology
East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administraton - Publice Administration, Master of Science - Criminal Justice
Edgecombe Community College (Tarboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology
Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science, Master of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
Fayetteville Technical Community College (Fayetteville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice Tech/Financial Crime and Computer Fraud, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice Tech/Latent Evidence, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice Tech/Latent Evidence, Diploma - Paralegal Studies
Forsyth Technical Community College (Winston Salem, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Preparedness Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Latent Evidence, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enfocement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Paralegal Technology
Gaston College (Dallas, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Preparedness Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Latent Evidence, Associate of Applied Science - Legal Office Administration, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Legal Office Administration
Guilford College (Greensboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Forensic Biology, Bachelor of Arts - Peace & Conflict Studies, Bachelor of Science - Community & Justice Studies, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Guilford Technical Community College (Jamestown, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Cyber Crime Technologies, Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Preparedness Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Emergency Preparedness Technology
Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Alliance Program in Criminal Justice, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology (online), Associate of Science - Fish and Wildlife Management Tech
High Point University (High Point, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Isothermal Community College (Spindale, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
ITT Technical Institute (Charlotte, NC / High Point, NC / Morrisville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice-Cyber Security (online), Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
James Sprunt Community College (Kenansville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
Johnson C Smith University (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology
Johnston Community College (Smithfield, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology: Latent Evidence, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Paralegal Technology, Diploma - Paralegal Technology
King's College (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Legal Administration, Associate Degree - Paralegal, Certificate - Legal Administration
Lenoir Community College (Kinston, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Livingstone College (Salisbury, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Mayland Community College (Spruce Pine, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts - Occupational Technology, Associate of Arts - Public Safety, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Law Enforcement Training
McDowell Technical Community College (Marion, NC)
Programs Offered:
Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science: Law and Justice, Minor - Criminal Justice
Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry (Forensic Science concentration), Bachelor of Science - Justice Studies (Applied Forensic Science concentration), Bachelor of Science - Justice Studies (Human Services concentration), Bachelor of Science - Justice Studies, Master of Justice Administration - Justice Administration
Miller-Motte College (Cary, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Miller-Motte Technical College (Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies
Mitchell Community College (Statesville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate in Arts - Pre-Criminal Justice, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Montgomery Community College (Troy, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology
Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice and Criminology, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Nash Community College (Rocky Mount, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice - Latent Evidence Technology, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Science - Emergency Preparedness Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Emergency Medical Dispatch, Certificate - Emergency Medical Services, Certificate - Fire & Rescue
North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Public Management
North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Pamlico Community College (Grantsboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology, Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology
Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor Degree - Criminal Justice
Piedmont Community College (Roxboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
Pitt Community College (Winterville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Financial Crime/Computer Fraud, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Randolph Community College (Asheboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology (online), Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology (online)
Richmond Community College (Hamlet, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology
Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Ahoskie, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Web/Security
Robeson Community College (Lumberton, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Rockingham Community College (Wentworth, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology - Financial Crime/Computer Fraud, Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate in Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (Salisbury, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Technology: Criminal Justice, Certificate - Technology: Criminal Justice
Sampson Community College (Clinton, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Diploma - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology
Shaw University (Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Public Administration - Emergency Management
South College-Asheville (Asheville, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
South Piedmont Community College (Polkton, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Criminal Justice - Latent Evidence, Certificate - Criminal Justice, Diploma - Criminal Justice
Southwestern Community College (Sylva, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence Concentration, Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate in Applied Science - Cyber Crime Technology, Associate in Arts - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Legal Office Administration, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Latent Evidence
St Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinburg, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Forensic Studies
Stanly Community College (Albemarle, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate in Applied Science - Cyber Crime Investigation, Associate in Applied Science - Information Systems Security, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - CCT Forensic Accounting, Certificate - Computer Forensics, Certificate - Criminal Justice - Corrections, Certificate - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Diploma - Criminal Justice
Surry Community College (Dobson, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Technology (online), Certificate - Paralegal Technology
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Master of Science - Criminal Justice
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts - Criminology, Master of Arts - Criminology and Public Sociology
Tri-County Community College (Murphy, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, In-Service Training - Law Enforcement/Detention/Telecommunications
University of Phoenix (Charlotte, NC / Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:
AA - Criminal Justice (online), BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Human Services (online), BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Management (online), BS - Criminal Justice Administration (online), BS - Organizational Security Management (online), MS - Administration of Justice and Security (online)
Vance-Granville Community College (Henderson, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training
Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Latent Evidence
Wayne Community College (Goldsboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Latent Evidence, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Emergency Disaster Management (online), Bachelor of Science - Forensic Anthropology, Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science, Bachelor of Science - Parks and Recreation Management
Western Piedmont Community College (Morganton, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Arts - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Technology, Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology
Wilkes Community College (Wilkesboro, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology, Certificate - Criminal Justice Technology, Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology
Wilson Community College (Wilson, NC)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies
Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts - Justice Studies