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Welcome to Undergraduate Studies

Our program offers a variety of learning opportunities to help you get the education you need for your future career. We are a Program of Distinction and nationally recognized. EKU and our School of Justice Studies offer a variety of support systems to help students get a better understanding of justice studies and be successful in achieving their undergraduate degree (see links below).

The nationally recognized undergraduate studies program at EKU provides a range of courses in  justice studies including courses in general criminal justice, policing, corrections, law, juvenile justice, and social justice designed to prepare students for graduate study in criminal justice, law, justice studies, or the social sciences and/or employment in the fields of criminal justice, social services and social advocacy.  

At EKU we offer:

  • Courses taught by exceptional faculty
  • Opportunities to participate in clubs, organizations, and honor societies that broaden students’ professional relationships and their understanding of criminal justice related practice
  • Personalized advising through the College Advising Center
  • A living environment where students who stay on campus can live with other justice studies majors in the Justice and Safety Living and Learning Community.
  • A unique educational experience designed not only to prepare you for the world of work but to prepare you for making a difference in the lives of others                                      

After Graduation

Criminal Justice majors throughout the country and in Kentucky are finding employment in all facets of the criminal justice enterprise including public and private policing, community and institutional corrections, the court subsystem, criminal justice research and planning, crime prevention, and victim-based programs. Our broad-based degree program, taught by leading scholars in the country, also prepares those students opting to continue their studies either at law school or in a graduate program.



Opportunities at Regional Campuses

You can now complete Criminal Justice and Police Studies degrees, or take courses toward degree completion, at several of EKU's regional campuses. The Associate's or Bachelor's in Police Studies, and Bachelor's in Criminal Justice can be completed entirely at the Corbin and Hazard Campuses.  Additionally, the Manchester Campus offers many courses toward completion of these degrees.

Please contact Stephen Kappeler, School of Justice Studies faculty member and Coordinator for regional campuses, for more information: 859-622-6710.


For more information about the undergraduate studies programs, click the Request Information below.  Thank you for your interest in the School of Justice Studies at EKU!

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