Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the criminal justice field and employment has increased 200% since 9/11. Consequently, an emphasis on academic and hands-on training in a variety of criminal justice related careers is growing. Students choosing our criminal justice program may pursue the career pathway which includes a Certificate, Associate or Bachelor of Applied Science degree leading to employment opportunities in law enforcement, courts, corrections and related fields. Students will gain valuable knowledge from instructors, mock labs in investigations and courtroom procedures and internship requirements that offer invaluable experiential learning.

Certificate

Certificate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

The Certificate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice gives students an introduction to basic concepts in criminal justice, including the role of police, courts and corrections as well as the basic skills to pursue further education and work in criminal justice.

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Associate

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice covers various aspects of crime prevention, police and law enforcement functions, criminal law and the courts, the corrections system and root causes of crime. The program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and the skills needed to pursue further education and work in policing, courts, corrections and related fields.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice will prepare students for a rewarding career, such as police officer, investigator, crime scene technician, correctional officer, probation and parole officer, program specialist and evaluator and other related fields or an advanced degree in criminal justice.

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What can I do with this degree?

Students choosing our criminal justice program may pursue a certificate, associate and/or bachelor degree leading to career opportunities in law enforcement, crime scene investigations, corrections and the administration of justice.

Potential Careers

Police Patrol Officer

Police Detective

Crime Scene Technician

Criminal Investigator & Special Agent

Immigration & Customs Inspector

Private Detective & Investigator

Court Administrator

Probation and Parole Officer

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Program Specialist

Criminal Justice Program Evaluator

TUITION

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$153 - $211

Per Semester

$1,836 - $2,532

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,672 - $5,064

Non-Residents

Per Credit Hour

$341 - $364

Per Semester

$4,092 - $4,368

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,184 - $8,736

High School Students

Per Credit Hour

$50

Per Semester

$600

Fall & Spring Semesters

$1,200

Business, Accounting & Public Service Programs

Jeff Holland

Chairperson/Professor

Business, Accounting & Public Service Division

Room 1017B

304-424-8298

jeff.holland@wvup.edu

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