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North Carolina Central University in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College offers a B.S. in Criminal Justice that prepares students to become leaders, outstanding practitioners, scholars, and advocates for social justice in a diverse and global society. Curriculum and practice experiences challenge students to become critical and analytical consumers of information, advocates for social justice, and promote the administration of justice, crime prevention, and crime control in a diverse and global society.

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Your Education Has No Boundaries!

North Carolina Central University in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College offers Child Development and Family Relations concentration (Family and Consumer Sciences, BS) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. The Child Development and Family Relations concentration (Family and Consumer Sciences, BS) prepares students for working effectively with individuals and families in a variety of contexts. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education provides an opportunity to apply for a North Carolina teaching license. This program prepares students to work professionally with children ages birth through kindergarten who are both typically developing and those at- risk for or diagnosed with a disability.

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Faculty Spotlight: Meet NCCU Department of Nursing Assistant Professor, Dr. Erma J. Smith-King

Dr. Erma J. Smith-King began her career at North Carolina Central University in 1987 as a Project Administrator in the Department of Health Education. She remained in that role until 1992. In 2006, Dr. Smith-King served as a Research Grant Coordinator in the Department of Nursing and subsequent to that role, Smith-King became a member of the Department of Nursing faculty in 2007.

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National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

NC-SARA and the NC State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) approved institutional participation for North Carolina Central University. NC-SARA is a voluntary process of state oversight of distance education that established comparable national standards for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

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Why NCCU Online

Choosing NCCU Online means that you can earn your degree in a way that fits your life.

Earn a degree to advance your future.

Ensure your success with exceptional and supportive faculty.

Access exclusive internships, jobs, and learning opportunities.

Advance your career without compromising your life or your budget.

Meet Brittany

“The most beneficial part of the program has definitely been the flexibility. I’m already into a career right now. I’m working towards the Counseling career, but I’ve been teaching and that’s very demanding of my time. So, being able to complete the program online has definitely been beneficial for me.” - Brittany Davis (Student, Online Career Counselor Program)

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Meet Sandra

“The online Criminal Justice program at NCCU allowed me to continue working full-time and spend quality time with my family.” – Sandra McKenney (mother, grandmother, full-time employee, student)

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Meet our Faculty

“Students can expect the same high-quality of instruction, learning, and enthusiasm as in a face-to-face course. Our online students can expect to feel comfortable in knowing that we do our best to ensure they do not feel like they are out there in the virtual world by themselves.” – Dr. Cheresa D. Simmons, Assistant Professor

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