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 include:

  • Contemporary issues in criminal law
  • Management and leadership in the field of criminal justice
  • Community relation
  • Spanish for the criminal justice professional
  • The science of criminal investigation and forensic
  • Exploration of the budget and planning process

The bachelor of arts 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Gain factual knowledge in the field of criminal justice.
  • Learn principles and theories used in the field of criminal justice.
  • Learn to apply knowledge from the field of criminal justice to improve thinking, problem solving and decisions.

Areas of Potential Employment

  • Corrections
  • Parole or probation
  • Child support enforcement
  • Private security
  • Law enforcement
  • Government
  • Consulting

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Dr. Tor Wynn

  • Assistant Professor Sociology and Criminology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., Oakland University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa