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Criminal Justice

The study of Criminal Justice encompasses a broad array of disciplines ranging from psychology, sociology, science, law and human services. If you have a strong desire to help people and serve the public, have a high standard of ethics and excellent interpersonal communications skills, Criminal Justice may be the right major for you.

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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

The Criminal Justice major at Newberry College is grounded in the liberal arts. It shares foundational courses with the social sciences to help you become a well-rounded professional equipped to interact with the ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations you will encounter on the job.



Criminal Justice majors will conduct independent research and present their findings at various regional conferences, such as the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. Students participate in the research paper and poster presentation competitions with other students from more than a dozen colleges and universities throughout the state. Newberry College students consistently bring home awards from such competitions.



Criminal Justice majors will complete an internship as part of their program. The internship experience allows you to explore career options in your chosen area of specialization and can open up career opportunities after graduation. During your internship, you will work under the supervision of an experienced professional, network with professionals in your field and increase your knowledge of and exposure to your area of interest.  In a highly competitive marketplace, this type of relevant, hands-on experience gives you an advantage in your job search after graduation.


Criminal Justice



Criminal Justice


Criminal Justice majors are required to complete a total of 54 credit hours (27 hours in Criminal Justice, including internship approved by program chair, 27 hours in Social Sciences); at least 6 credit hours of a single foreign language. 

Criminal Justice minors are required to complete 18 credit hours distributed among required and elective courses within the major, and internship approved by program chair. 

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Career Possibilities

  • Animal Cruelty Investigator
  • Bounty Hunter/Bail
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA/FBI Agent
  • College Professor
  • Computer Forensics
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Federal Probation Officer
  • Game Warden
  • Homeland Security
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Office/State Trooper
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Guard
  • Victims Advocate


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