Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is located in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fayetteville State University and serves the people of southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

We strive to create the highest quality learning experience, resulting in our students' ability to critically analyze, communicate, interpret and ethically confront issues of crime and criminal justice.

As one of the largest departments at FSU, Criminal Justice is currently home to approximately 450 undergraduate majors. A substantial number of our graduates have gone on to work in the field of criminal justice, including traditional careers in policing, corrections, and courts as well as non-traditional careers in areas such as victim-offender mediation and social justice advocacy. We are the first criminal justice program in the state of North Carolina to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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. The minor in Criminal Justice compliments other degree programs on campus. The Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is offered 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 our programs are enhanced by collaborative efforts, including partnerships with the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Fort Bragg and a variety of justice related agencies. Internships are available to qualified students, and are designed to give students an opportunity to get practical career-related experience and to enhance their credentials for future employment.