Daytime Degree Programs: Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at University of Mount Olive

Classes Tailored to You

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 the 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.

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

Opportunities within the Department of Criminal Justice


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.

Opportunities for Student Involvement

  • 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
  • Constable
  • Private Investigator
  • Victim – Witness Advocate
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • …and many more!


UGETC - Community College Articulation Agreement in Criminal Justice and Criminology


The department is staffed by full-time and adjunct faculty members, who possess 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. Robert Fisher
  • Dr. Allen Hull
  • Dr. Charles Robinson
  • Aaron Carver