Justice Careers. Limitless Opportunities.

How far can you go with a degree in Justice Studies? Our in-depth, innovative program has prepared students for careers throughout the criminal justice field. While each member of our alumni is unique, many recent Justice Studies graduates work for federal agencies, while others have joined police forces across Kansas and throughout the country.

 With the skills you learn from earning a degree in Justice Studies, you may choose a career in criminal justice research, law enforcement, the courts, corrections or many other areas.  Justice Studies students can become:

  • Research Analysts
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Sheriffs
  • Detectives
  • Probation Officers
  • Court Administrators
  • Corrections Officers
  • Juvenile Case-Workers
  • Private Security Personnel
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Federal- Level Special Agents, with organizations like:
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
    • Secret Service
    • Internal Revenue Service

For more information about careers for Justice Studies majors, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s Web site or contact the Department of Justice Studies to speak with a faculty advisor.  The world is at your fingertips. Are you ready?

FHSU Justice Studies graduates - out in the world

Cory M. TurnerLarned, KS

Fort Hays State University – specifically the department of justice studies – opened a wide variety of professional avenues for me to explore. I have been able to utilize my bachelor's of science in justice studies in both a correctional environment and a state hospital setting. Currently, I am working to obtain my master’s of liberal studies with an emphasis in justice studies while also working as the administrative program director at Larned State Hospital's, sexual predator treatment program. FHSU's virtual college allowed me this opportunity, as well as having personal contact routinely with the department chair, Robert Scott. Dr. Scott was more than willing to advise his students and direct them to areas where they seemed to have the most interest and the most opportunity for growth. FHSU has unbelievable value and is the most convenient way to begin or continue your education.

A.J. Jensen (2000)
Industry Operations Investigator
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

My degree in Justice Studies has proven to be an essential tool in paving the foundation for a rewarding career in law enforcement. While a deputy with the Johnson County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office, I completed my degree by taking advantage of the Virtual college. The theoretical and practical knowledge I gained while earning my undergraduate degree was crucial in helping me gain entrance to law school and eventually obtaining my current position.