Adding to the professional-oriented scope of learning through theory, research, and assessment, the criminal justice and criminology program at Mount Olive College 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.
Goal 1: Continually improve student learning.
Goal 2: Strengthen student learning opportunities.
Goal 3: Strengthen the college’s visibility and community relations.
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
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 Mount Olive College 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
3. Law Enforcement
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?
FBI Special 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
Secret Service Agent
FBI Police Officer
Juvenile Probation Officer
Federal probation Officer
Public Safety Officer
Community Liaison Officer
Victim – Witness Advocate
Crime Scene Investigator
…and many more!