School of Criminal Justice

Program Overview

The School of Criminal Justice prepares students for a wide variety of careers such as private investigator, police officer, court reporter, correctional officer, probation or parole officer, or professional at the local, state, and federal level. We offer a choice of concentrations in Corrections, Cyber Security, Forensic Investigation, Law Enforcement, or Probation and Corrections Treatment. The following prospective students may qualify for up to 14 credit hours:

1 Completers of Criminal Justice vocational & technical training

2 Working professionals in Criminal Justice

3 Graduates of WVSPA

4 Transfer students

5 High school or GED students

Meet the Instructors

Anthony Rasnick

Anthony Rasnick
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Contact: (304) 327-4151

James Quesenberry

James Quesenberry
Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice
Contact: (304) 731-3433


The Beta Sigma Chi Chapter members work to create an international network between Bluefield State students and other Criminal Justice students and professionals. The Association fosters professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies, and promotes professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues.

Upcoming Start Date(s)




A fast-track cohort will begin Jan. 9 for students to take two 8-week classes face-to-face at the Beckley site or online in cycles until they graduate. If you have successfully completed criminal justice vocational & technical training and have at least a 2.5 GPA or 18 ACT score, you will be awarded the following credits and could graduate in 3 years: