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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Studies, Substance Abuse, B.I.S.

B.I.S. In Criminal Justice Studies

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice Studies prepares graduates for a variety of criminal justice careers, including traditional police, courts, and corrections jobs in the public sector and ever expanding opportunities in the private sector. This major gives students an overall understanding of the organization and administration of the American criminal justice system and an academic concentration to enhance specific knowledge and skills in one of four areas: Applied Organization Management, Forensics, Sociology, or Substance Abuse. The program of study for the BIS in Criminal Justice Studies consists of four components: General Education Requirements (44 hours); Core Requirements (27 hours); Track Requirements (21 hours for Applied Organization Management, 27 hours for Forensics, 24 hours for Sociology, or 21 hours for Substance Abuse); and Electives* (22-28 hours).

General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.

See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Major-Specific General Education Requirements

Please note that many majors have specific general education requirements. Please see a faculty advisor in your department if you need further clarification. You will be required to take the following courses to meet your general education and criminal justice requirements including:

Electives*: 28 Sem. Hrs.

*Students entering the BIS Program with an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts degree from a two-year institution recognized by an accepted institutional accreditor may receive up to 30 hours of transfer credit towards Electives upon verification of such degree.  Accepted institutional accreditors include but are not limited to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  Other US Department of Education recognized national accreditors which are not listed above may also be considered acceptable.

Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.