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North Carolina Criminal Justice Degree Programs
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Overview

Looking to further your education in the beautiful state of North Carolina? With various parks and historical sites to explore across the state, there are plenty of future study spots to achieve the next level of your criminal justice degree!

Online education continues to rise, so keep in mind your desired criminal justice specialty - for example, FBI agent - and sign-up to receive information from any online school across the nation. You can find our school listings below to help you compare criminal justice programs online or 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 pursue their criminal justice education and want 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.

You can also apply for our criminal justice scholarship opportunity! We offer a $1,000 scholarship twice a year to student applicants.

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.

Below, you can see salary expectations for popular career paths in North Carolina as of 2017.

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 $38,610, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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 for more information. We suggest you request information from multiple schools to make sure you choose the right school and program for you!

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:
Additional Criminal Justice Schools in North Carolina
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

  • 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

  • ECPI University (Charlotte, NC / Greensboro, NC / Raleigh, NC)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Charlotte
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Raleigh
  • Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor - Charlotte
  • Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor - Greensboro
  • Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor - Raleigh

  • 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 / Fayetteville, NC)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science - Fayetteville, NC
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science (online)
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science (online)
  • Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science - Fayetteville, NC
  • Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science (online)

  • 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, NC)
    Programs Offered:
  • AAS Paralegal Studies
  • AS Criminal Justice
  • BS Criminal Justice
  • BS Legal Studies

  • 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

  • South University (High Point, NC)
    Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice (BS) - High Point, NC
  • Paralegal Studies (AS) - High Point, NC

  • 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:
  • 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

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