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The Department of Criminal Justice, located in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fayetteville State University, operates in service to the people of south-central North Carolina and beyond, striving to create the highest quality learning experiences, resulting in our students' ability to critically analyze, communicate, interpret and ethically confront issues of crime and criminal justice. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree program, with an online degree completion option, helping to meet the needs of the military community and other students in non-traditional circumstances. A minor in Criminal Justice is offered to compliment other degree programs on campus. We are the first Department in the state to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Our Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is offered both on campus and online, and students may complete the program through any combination of the two. The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice that expands the knowledge and employment opportunities for our students. Learning experiences of students in ours programs are enhanced by collaborative efforts, including partnerships with the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Fort Bragg, Cross Creek Early College and variety of justice related agencies. In pursuit of excellence and in concert with the missions of the University and College of Arts and Sciences, the Department has a strong commitment to teaching and learning, active scholarly research, and service so that our students become creative thinkers and leaders, capable of reaching beyond current intellectual and cultural boundaries to become change agents for shaping the future of criminal justice in the Unites States and the world.

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