Program Type: Undergraduate
Degree Awarded: B.A. in Criminal Justice Select the degree to view its requirements and four-year plan.
Our Criminal Justice Program focuses on the three pillars of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. Its core courses provide foundational knowledge on relevant institutions and processes, as well as criminal law, social science research methods, and theories of crime and punishment.
Rather than training students for specific occupations, our program offers a broad, liberal education built around analytical and creative thought. With this approach, our graduates’ career opportunities are less limited and the prospects for professional advancement are enhanced.
The Program offers a Bachelor’s of Arts degree, a criminal justice minor and a criminalistics minor. Also available in an online version.
Graduating Year: 2020
Education: BA in Criminal Justice, minor in Organizational Leadership, Master of Public Administration
Career: Juvenile Justice Professional
What they do: Regional Supervisor for the Court Designated Worker Program within the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Family and Juvenile Services
Necessary job skills: Communication skills, patience, teamwork, self-motivation, be able to lead, and the compassion to work with youth
Career path: Started as a youth worker supervisor within the Department of Juvenile Justice, obtained bachelor's degree and moved on to current position, recently obtained Master in Public Administration, career goal is to start a non-profit community center for youth in the NKY area.
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A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.