Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion (ODC)

Criminal justice 

Online degree Completion (ODC)


The ECSU Criminal Justice Online Completion (ODC) program is an option, for both the Bachelor of Science degree program and the minor in Criminal Justice. After competing all university and program core requirements (approximately 60 semester credit hours) or receiving approval for transfer credits, you may complete any remaining coursework online at ECSU.


Mission statement

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 Liberal and Fine Arts, and Elizabeth City State University.


Student Learning Outcomes/Goals

  • 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:

Jay H. FortenberyAssociate Professor and Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice

343 Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 851
Phone: (252) 335-4914
Fax: (252) 335-8765