Adult Degree Programs: Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Mount Olive

Program Description

Adding to the professional-oriented scope of learning through theory, research, and assessment, the criminal justice and criminology program at University of Mount Olive focuses on social and political aspects related to the field of criminal justice to help students glean a better understanding of world, both global and domestic.

To prepare students for various positions within the field of criminal justice as well as for graduate education, the program seeks to provide a wide-ranging foundation of knowledge pertaining to social justice, policy, crime, criminal behaviors, and the administration of criminal justice agencies. Students may augment their CJC major with a minor in sociology.


The mission of the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department is to encourage lifelong learning opportunities by preparing knowledgeable, creative, and ethical graduates equipped to address organizational and social change in the 21st century. The department is student-centered and dedicated to quality teaching that emphasizes respect, communication, team-building, critical inquiry, and personal responsibility.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: Continually improve student learning.

Goal 2: Strengthen student learning opportunities.

Goal 3: Strengthen the college’s visibility and community relations.


CJC Faculty

The department is staffed by full-time and adjunct faculty members, who posses multiple years of real world experience within the areas of police, courts, and corrections. Department members are accomplished in both their academic and professional communities through research, presentations, and service with various academic and criminal justice constituents.


  • Dr. Glenn Coffey

  • Dr. Allen Hull

  • Dr. Charles Robinson

  • Aaron Carver

Experiential Learning Credit (ELC)

A student may petition for ELC credit in Criminal Justice only during the student's initial

semester in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Program, must be currently enrolled and degree- seeking at University of Mount Olive at the time of the petition, and must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Program Goal

The CJ/CJC program goal, the development of students for a life of professional service in the area of criminal justice, reflects the institutional mission of educational development of students and the College mission of preparation for careers of professional service.

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, a student will have knowledge of:

1. Administration of Justice

2. Corrections

3. Law Enforcement

4. Courts

5. Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure

6. Criminological Theories

7. Research Methods and Quantitative Reasoning


Honor Societies and Professional Organizations Link

  • Alpha Phi Sigma – Delta Kappa Chapter

  • American Criminal Justice Association – Mu Omicron Chapter

  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Association

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?

Police Officer

Deputy Sheriff

State Trooper

FBI Special Agent

DEA Agent

Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent

Federal Air Marshall

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Agent

Border Patrol Agent

United States Postal Inspector

D.M.V. Criminal Investigator

CIA Agent

NSA Agent

Secret Service Agent

FBI Police Officer

Marshall Services

Social Services

Probation Officer

Parole Officer

Juvenile Probation Officer

Federal probation Officer

Correctional Officer

Private Security

Loss Prevention

Graduate School

Law School

Public Safety Officer

Community Liaison Officer


Private Investigator

Victim – Witness Advocate

Crime Scene Investigator

…and many more!



UGETC - Community College Articulation Agreement in Criminal Justice and Criminology