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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street 
Hays, KS 67601 
Phone: 785-628-4291 
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU 
Fax: 785-628-4037
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Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice are interdisciplinary programs that focus on the cause of crime and society's response to crime. FHSU graduates are uniquely qualified and prepared to enter one of the many careers related to criminal justice, including state and federal special agents; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Marshals; customs agents; court administrators; law enforcement agents; security, correction, parole, probation and community correction officers; juvenile intake personnel; and victim services personnel. The majority of distance education students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice are adult learners, going back to school to finish or start a degree in order to change careers, obtain a promotion, or increase their salary. A number of our students are already criminal justice practitioners and military veterans employed at the local, state, or federal level. FHSU accepts previous credit and the Department of Criminal Justice provides job placement assistance.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Courses: 55 Credit Hours
Criminal Justice Core Curriculum: 24 Credit Hours
Criminal Justice Major Electives: 21 Credit Hours
Free Electives (Bachelor of Art/ Bachelor of Science): 10/20 Credit Hours
Foreign Language (Bachelor of Arts): 10 Credit Hours


*Free Electives Not Included

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