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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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Online Undergraduate Programs in Criminal Justice

Are you looking to advance in your field or to change careers? Are you managing a full-time job and a busy schedule?

Our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor Arts in Criminal Justice are highly respected and both available completely online.

Our core curriculum focuses on the main theories in criminal justice. Choose the rest of your courses from a range of electives. Specialize in law enforcement, corrections, or law and the courts, or create your own combination of courses.

  • Get Educated ranks us second on its Best Buy list of online criminal justice degrees.
  • Many of our students are criminal justice practitioners and military veterans working at the local, state, or federal level.
  • FHSU accepts previous credit, and the Department of Criminal Justice provides job placement assistance.

Minor in Criminal Justice

Learn about the criminal justice system while maintaining your major degree focus. You'll need to take CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 200: Criminology, and fifteen additional credit hours of Criminal Justice classes. You can take classes covering all areas of the legal system, from enforcing the law to exacting social justice.

Certificates in Criminal Justice

Add value to your education by building your knowledge in a topic area. A certificate gives you an advantage in the workplace and allows you to fine-tune your skills. You can earn one as part of your major coursework, or simply take the required series of courses.

The Department of Criminal Justice offers five certificates-available online and on campus.

  • Victim Advocacy
  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Law and the Courts
  • Justice Networking (offered in conjunction with the Department of Informatics)

Learn more about the courses required for each certificate.

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