Criminal Justice Major Overview

The traditional Criminal Justice program at Bluefield College consists of entry-level curriculum for the traditional college student interested in pre-law, law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social services and other positions within the criminal justice system. The course sequence is designed to allow students to complete general education courses pertinent to a liberal arts education concurrently with required major courses exposing them to the varied interconnected components of the American Criminal Justice System. Traditional students also have the option of selecting elective courses to satisfy a concentration in law enforcement or pre-law, but they are not required to do so, and instead, could choose to double major or minor in another discipline.

View Criminal Justice Courses

 

Quick Links

Criminal Justice Major Internships

There are numerous opportunities for internship experience in Criminal Justice, including several that are offered every semester on and off campus, as well as, some that are created for individual students through a hometown or other contact for a particular semester or summer.

Bluefield College Campus Safety

Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office

Bluefield, VA Police Department

Bluefield, WV Police Department

Federal District Court, Bluefield, WV

Local and County Police Agencies

Prisons

Law Offices

Criminal Justice Major Outcomes

The traditional program prepares the traditional college student for entry into the criminal justice system, and allows them to experience the various components in their courses and internships to discover their passion. For example, law enforcement students can change their mind in their senior year and decide to go to law school upon graduation – the major requirements for both concentrations are the same. Advisors in the department encourage completion of several internships in varied agencies in order for students to experience the reality of many different types of criminal justice careers and the day-to-day demands of that position.

Career Opportunities

Corrections – officer and counselor

Probation/parole officer

Juvenile detention – officer and counselor

Criminalist

Lawyer/prosecution, public defender, child advocate

Private policing and security

Graduate Schools Attended

Appalachian Law School

Mercer Law School

WVU College of Law

Baylor Law School

Harvard Law School

Radford University Graduate programs – Criminology

Contact Information

kim-farmer-page
Kimberly D. Farmer

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

(276)326.4224

 

 

 

 

AT-biology-featured

Coming Soon

Class of  2013

"Labs were the best part of my science classes at Bluefield because that's where I put learning into action. Dissecting sharks in Zoology, making clove oil in Chemistry, and doing PCR in Molecular Biology were a few of my favorite labs."

apply-major-pageinquire-major-page

Facebook

Twitter