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Criminal Justice

About the Program

The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for careers in law, law enforcement, administration of justice, and social science research. Conceived with the idea that criminal justice professionals will benefit from a strong liberal arts education, the program stresses theory and policy analysis combined with professional experience.

Taylor Gunter
Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
Billy J. Long
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
David F. Nicholson
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.A. and M.S., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D, University of Oklahoma

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice: criminaljustice@ferrum.edu.

Criminal Justice curriculum may include:

  • Fundamentals of Corrections
  • Victimology
  • Restorative Justice
  • Introduction to  Forensic Science
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Police Operations

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog for Criminology Emphasis, B.A./B.S. or Forensic Investigation Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

  • Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
  • Forensic Crime Scene House: The mock crime scene house is available for use by the criminal justice students. The house consist of three (3) staged crime scene rooms  that students in designated classes have the opportunity to practice hands-on crime scene investigations, evidence collection & processing, photography, and sketches. The house is equipped with a computer lab and forensics lab.
  • Regional and National Student Competitions: Students will travel to regional  and national criminal justice conferences to participate in knowledge and skills competitions against other college and university students.
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society – Alpha Phi Sigma
  • American Society of Criminologist

What Can I be with a Major in Criminal Justice?

• Probation Officer
• Parole Officer
• Homicide Detective
• Crime Scene Investigator
• Game and Inland Fisheries Officer
• Local, State or Federal Law Enforcement Officer