Criminal Justice Program

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 Criminal justice refers to the management of police, courts, and corrections, and studies the causes of and treatment for crime.



The mission of the criminal justice program is to offer a quality academic program conducive to the learning experiences of students. Central to achieving this mission is an interdisciplinary program of study that prepares graduates for careers in criminal justice or to continue their education through advanced academic degrees. The mission will be accomplished in a stimulating academic environment that values diversity and fosters respect among students, faculty, and staff. The criminal justice program's mission will complement the overall mission of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Arts and Humanities, and Elizabeth City State University.



  • To provide opportunities to enhance students' verbal, written, and technological skills to function effectively as future criminal justice professionals
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to critically investigate issues regarding crime and justice
  • To develop a competent individual capable of independent and effective decision making in criminal justice organizations


For More Information

Criminal Justice Program
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Campus Box 851
Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909

(252) 335-3330 (office)
(252) 335-3331 (fax)

Prospective Students: Click here to request more information about criminal justice at Elizabeth City State University.