FSU Criminal Justice Program Receives 10-Year Certification

On March 10, 2009, the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) voted to grant full certification to Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice for a period of 10 years, making FSU’s Criminal Justice program the only Criminal Justice program in North Carolina to hold ACJS Certification.

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. The ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. To achieve ACJS Certification, an academic program in criminal justice must demonstrate, through substantive, credible evidence, that the program meets or exceeds all parts of every standard within this specialized certification process. The programs are required to provide evidence of quality and effectiveness based on program outcome assessment. FSU’s efforts for certification were led by Dr. Elizabeth DeValve and other faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice.

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