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Criminal justice prepares graduates for success in law school and careers in law enforcement and corrections.

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The mission of the criminal justice program is to prepare students for careers and further study in the three main substantive areas of criminal justice: policing, courts, and corrections.

The criminal justice program provides a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice as well as an Associate of Arts degree and a minor in criminal justice. The program is also appropriate for students who plan to attend graduate schools in criminal justice or law.

Online Program Benefits

  • 8-week courses for shortened time to degree.
  • Qualified candidates can earn up to 30 hours of prior learning credit.
  • Candidates with a Kentucky associate of arts degree and general education certification can complete this degree in as little as 18 months.

Graduate Profile

"The program's in-depth focus on legal analysis and critical thinking, coupled with its concentration on practical, hands-on experiences, gave me the tools I needed to shine as a criminal justice scholar and as a law student."

Casey McGowan '14
Emory University
School of Law
Casey McGowan