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Department of Criminal Justice
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5668
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The Department of Criminal Justice

Society depends on criminal justice professionals to help protect and promote the common good. The Department of Criminal Justice at Fort Hays State University will prepare you for a rewarding career in law enforcement, corrections, or the legal system. Learn the theory behind criminal justice practices while customizing your degree program to suit your interests. Get hands-on experience and a global perspective highly valued by future employers.



Criminal Justice at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.

We challenge students to master crucial roles in a criminal justice system that must adapt to rapidly accelerating change—at the local, state, national, and global level. 

You’ll develop skills and qualities like these:

  • An understanding of the nature of crime and the agencies and processes that work against it
  • Knowledge about principles that form the nation's approach to crime and the discretion needed for dealing with different cases
  • The ability to think critically and solve problems
  • The ability to communicate well, verbally and in writing

FHSU Criminal Justice graduates lead as well as serve, and they perform with competence, innovation, and integrity. The quality of protection and security tomorrow begins with purposeful preparation today.

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