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The Criminal Justice field has seen a 200% increase in employment opportunities since 9/11 according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Consequently, an emphasis on academic and hands-on-training in a variety of Criminal Justice related careers is growing. A well trained workforce will be in demand well into the future. Students choosing the Criminal Justice program at West Virginia University Parkersburg may pursue the career pathway which includes a certificate, Associate or the Bachelor of Applied Science degree leading to employment opportunities in law enforcement, corrections and justice. Students will gain valuable knowledge from practicing instructors, mock labs in investigation and courtroom procedures and internship requirements that offer invaluable experiential learning.

Why Criminal Justice at WVU Parkersburg?

Students choosing the Criminal Justice field at West Virginia University Parkersburg may pursue the certificate, associate or the bachelor of applied Science degree leading to career opportunities in law enforcement, crime scene investigations, corrections and the administration of justice.  Students will gain valuable knowledge from practicing instructors, mock labs in investigation and courtroom procedures and internship requirements that offer invaluable experiential learning.

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Criminal Justice (120 hrs)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Criminal Justice (60 hrs)
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice (30 hrs)

Curriculum

Criminal Justice – BAS pdf
Criminal Justice – AAS pdf
Criminal Justice – CAS pdf


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