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Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

Delivery method: Traditional | Online

As a Criminal Justice major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will be prepared for challenging and exciting careers within federal, state, county and municipal justice systems. The curriculum includes specialized courses reflecting current trends in justice in the United States and world-wide. In classes with low student-to-faculty ratios, you will have access to faculty with both real-life and research experience—and have the opportunity to get the most out of each course from exciting applied-learning experiences. This program leaves room to explore an unrelated minor or second major.

Online Degree Options

The UNK Criminal Justice Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion is a collaborative degree program offered by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is the degree granting institution.

This program will allow students to complete all of the requirements for the UNK Criminal Justice Major or UNK Criminal Justice Comprehensive Major online, without ever having to attend classes on University of Nebraska campuses. Students are strongly encouraged to have had completed their general studies courses necessary for a Bachelor's degree independently, before beginning the degree completion coursework.

For more information about the online program contact:
Dr. Julie Campbell, 308-865-8566, campbelljn@unk.edu

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • Police officer
  • Special agent
  • State police officer
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Security or private investigator
  • Correctional officer
  • Youth security specialist
  • Legal assistant
  • Judicial administrator
  • Border patrol agent
  • Military officer with criminal justice specialty
Jesse Bartels

“I chose criminal justice as my major because I wanted to make a difference in a community by serving others and being a positive influence in their lives.” “When I first visited the UNK campus, the students and faculty I met with made me feel welcome. I was able to speak with professors from the criminal justice department one-on-one before I even applied to attend UNK, and they answered all of my questions.”

Jesse Bartels

Hastings Police Department , Hastings, NE