Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Concentration in Justice Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree with an emphasis in Justice Studies consists of 21 credit hours of courses in the field of criminal justice.

Concentration: 21 Credit Hours
Required: 6 Credit Hours

  • JUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 200: Criminology (3 Credit Hours)

Electives: 15 Credit Hours

Visit the Justice Studies Web site for elective courses.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career after graduation? Do you feel the need to make an important contribution to our society's safety and welfare? If so, you should consider a career in American's criminal justice system.

A Bachelor of General Studies degree with a concentration in Justice Studies from Fort Hays State University is the first step in beginning that career. Whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, our graduates are uniquely qualified to enter into the many careers offered within the field of criminal justice. Some of the exciting careers the Justice Studies program prepares its students for include:

  • Law Enforcement - Special agent with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, Treasury Agents, Customs Agent, special agent with a state bureau of investigation, highway patrol, state police, local police officer, detective, sheriff's deputy, and private investigator.
  • Courts - Preparation for law school and jobs as assistant district attorney, assistant county attorney, assistant U.S. attorney, defense attorney, judge, and court administrator.
  • Corrections - Corrections officer, juvenile detention officer, jail administration, jailer, prison administration, parole officer, probation officer, and community corrections officer.

Concentration (21 Credit Hours)

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