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Justice in a Changing World

The fields of criminology and criminal justice have changed a great deal over the last 20 years, particularly in law enforcement, sentencing, and victims’ advocacy. UNC’s Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty offer courses on a broad range of topics to prepare students for these changes. Throughout the program, UNC’s CRJ faculty and professional advisor guide and support students in their course selection, career planning, and internship placement. In addition, the department’s annual CRJ Mock Oral Board and CRJ Employment Expo events connect students with potential employers and help students hone job interviewing skills.

At the undergraduate level, UNC offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a certificate in Criminal Investigation. At the graduate level, UNC offers a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The master’s program is delivered in a hybrid format giving busy professionals flexibility; the program’s core courses are held in the evenings at UNC’s Centerra campus in Loveland and elective courses are offered online.

News & Events

2018 CRJ Employment Expo

Nearly 40 employers seeking full- or part-time employees, interns, and volunteers in the criminal justice field will be at this year's CRJ Expo. 

View the list of registered employers

CRJ Expo


Tuesday, November 6
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


UNC University Center Ballrooms

Sarah Goodrum Discusses School Shooting: What Went Wrong and Future Preparedness

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Employer Registration for 2018 CRJ Expo Open until Oct. 31

Register to participate at the Criminal Justice Employment Expo at UNC!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UNC University Center Ballrooms

Register for CRJ Expo

Alan Price Recognized for Advising and Service

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences recognized outstanding faculty on April 8, 2018. Alan Price (Criminology and Criminal Justice) was awarded the Excellence in Advising and Service Award.

alan price award

Smile for the Camera

Dr. Fitzpatrick and Dr. Goodrum smile for the camera with UNC students and Klawz.

CRJ with Klawz

From the UNC Magazine
Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

Reading for a Change

A UNC researcher seeks to understand how incarceration impacts relationships between inmates and their children with a program that helps build family bonds.

The goal is to build bonds between parents and children, and as an added benefit, individuals may not want to re-offend.

Kyle Ward, assistant professor of Criminal Justice

Continue Reading for a Change in the UNC Magazine.