The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Science degree with the objectives of preparing students to engage in further study at the graduate and professional levels and to pursue careers in criminal justice.To achieve its objectives, the department requires students to complete the University College Core Curriculum and 48 or more credit hours in criminal justice. A minor or set of free electives is required to supplement the major. The department offers an online degree completion program in cooperation with the North Carolina Community College System. Students may complete lower division classes online through the community college; required upper division classes are offered online by Fayetteville State University. The department also has dual enrollment agreements with selected North Carolina community colleges, which enable students to enroll in courses simultaneously at the community college and the university to facilitate degree completion.