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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. The study of criminal justice encompasses a broad array of disciplines ranging from psychology, sociology, science, law and human services



Criminal Justice majors can choose to conduct independent research and present their finding at various regional, state, or national conferences, such as the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium or the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.



Criminal Justice majors may choose to 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

  • Court Personnel
  • Bounty Hunter/Bail
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA/FBI Agent
  • Detective/Investigator
  • Computer Forensics
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Federal Probation Officer
  • Game Warden
  • Homeland Security
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Guard
  • Victims Advocate


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