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Degree Awarded: B.A. in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program at NKU provides a conceptual understanding of criminal justice institutions and processes, theories of crime and punishment, criminal law, and social science research methods through its core courses. 

We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree, a criminal justice minor, and criminalistics minor. Rather than training individuals for a particular occupation through instruction in specific vocational skills, our program offers a broad, liberal education focused on the cultivation of analytical and creative thought and on the ability to read, write and speak effectively.


With courses that focus on the three major aspects of the criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – we prepare students for graduate studies or careers in related fields including:

  • Police Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Immigration and Customs
  • US Marshal

Program Contact Information

Dr. Michael Bush
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice Coordinator



Dr. Alexis Miller
Assoc. Professor, 
Criminal Justice Coordinator for Online Students