Criminal Justice

The criminal justice system is diverse in nature. Recognizing this, the Friends University Criminal Justice degree program gives students a solid educational foundation across a broad spectrum of criminal justice topics and issues. Specific concentration is given to management and organizational skills, as well as to social concerns intrinsic to the areas of law enforcement and correctional systems. The main areas of instruction:

  • Contemporary issues in criminal law
  • Management and leadership in the field of criminal justice
  • Community relations
  • Spanish for the criminal justice professionals
  • The science of criminal investigation and forensics
  • Exploration of the budget and planning process

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is a 37-hour degree program. The coursework and a research project are required from all students who participate. The research project is an applied action project that is directly applied to an organization, usually the student's work site, providing special relevance for students interested in criminal justice in Kansas.

Students interested in a career in corrections, parole or probation, juvenile corrections, child support enforcement, private security, state or federal law enforcement, or employment with a company that provides products and services to government agencies should earn their Criminal Justice degree from Friends University.

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