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Elizabeth City State University

Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work

The Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work offers degrees in those disciplines. Through its offerings, the Department familiarizes students with social institutions that impact human behaviors. The goals and major outcomes of the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work are to:

  • to provide experiences that will enable students to understand those social factors which shape our global society;
  • to prepare students for professional practices in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work;
  • to prepare students to apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional practice;
  • to prepare students for graduate and professional schools; and
  • to provide students with knowledge of social institutions in order to implement social change.

The Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work provides non-teaching degree programs for majors in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work. The Criminal Justice Degree Program confers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Social Work Program received its accreditation status in June 2007 from the Council on Social Work Education. This program confers the Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW). The Sociology Program confers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. These three programs are designed to prepare students for professional and graduate studies.

The Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work offers Minors in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Pre-Law and Sociology. A total of 18–24 semester hours are required for a minor in these areas. In addition, students are required to take General Education and Liberal Arts courses in their specific curriculum of study.

Criminal Justice and Sociology majors are required to earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the major, minor and related courses. Social Work majors are required to earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the major, minor and related courses. In addition to course work, students that major in social work are required to complete an internship agency placement. The purpose of the internship program is to provide students an opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge and skills with practical field education experience.