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Criminal Justice
Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice provides excellent educational opportunities for learning in a nurturing environment, combining teaching with service. Criminal Justice majors at Chowan University will gain vital skills and knowledge in the areas of criminal delinquent processes, criminology, law enforcement, law adjudication, and corrections while evaluating the moral and ethical issues of public servants. The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Criminal Justice, BS and Criminal Justice, AA.

Our success rate is phenomenal in that 95% of our graduates are either employed or accepted into a graduate school of their choice upon graduation. A number of recent graduates are currently attending law school. We have students that were accepted into the University of Vermont Law, University of Houston, Campbell University, and the University of Mississippi. In addition, we have students employed as:

  • FBI
  • Secret Service
  • Probation Officer
  • Correction Officer
  • Law Clerk

At Chowan University Criminal Justice majors receive a general foundation of coursework and then the option of taking courses that interest them personally.

Our Mission Statement

The Department of Criminal Justice seeks to provide all students with a broad liberal arts education along with a balanced perspective on the study and practices of the criminal justice system. Each graduate will leave with a keen sense of human values and renewed appreciation for justice and equality. The faculty is committed to engaging and teaching students with passion and rigor, knowing that all students learn differently in a diverse environment. The Department prepares students for graduate school or professional employment by building strong skills in critical thinking, as well as written and verbal communication, analysis, and ethical consideration. 

Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
Linda Weaver is challenging the Chowan Family to help us celebrate this monumental milestone of 175 years. When 30 gifts are made of $175+, Linda’s generous contribution of $5,000 will be unlocked to the Chowan Fund. All gifts of $175+ will also receive a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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First Time Donors Challenge
This challenge encourages donors to make their first gift to Chowan. At the end of Chowan Gives, a name from the first time donors list will be drawn and that person will select an area of his/her choice for the $1,000 bonus. Lynette Bunch, Board of Trustee member, encourages you to make your first gift to Chowan!
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Let's Eat Off-Campus-Student Challenge
Students who donate $17.50 or more during Chowan Gives will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to area restaurants, etc. This challenge is brought to you by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce!
1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, is sponsoring this challenge. Barry drove a 1965 red Ford Mustang Fastback when he was a student at Chowan and he still owns and drives it today! The car was featured in the movie “Dare to Be.” 25 gifts of $19.65 or more will unlock his donation of $1,000. Donations will be placed in the Alumni Loyalty Fund.
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The 175th Donor Challenge
The donor who makes the 175th contribution during Chowan Gives will unlock a $500 gift to the area of their choice from Elaine Myers, Board of Trustee member and a 175th Celebration Committee member.
Rush Hour Power Hour
Win a starbucks $10 digital gift card between the hours of 8 am-9 am on April 5th when you donate $25.00+. 10 names will be drawn. This challenge is brought to you by Alumni Council President, Maurice Fluitt.
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