Northern Kentucky University to launch online criminal justice degree program

Northern Kentucky University to launch online criminal justice degree program
Northern Kentucky University to launch online criminal justice degree program

People who are interested in earning an associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice will soon be able to take advantage of a pair of new online degree programs that are offered by the Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

The associate's degree program will consist of a 60-credit-hour curriculum, while students who are earning their bachelor's must complete 120 credit hours. Both programs, which can be done entirely online, are expected to begin in the fall semester of 2012.

Subjects covered by the NKU programs include criminal justice institutions and processes, theories of crime and punishment, criminal law and research in the field of social science. Moreover, students also look at the role that criminal justice plays in modern cultural and societal contexts.

Once they have earned their associate's or bachelor's degree online, those who participate in the new program may find employment in law enforcement, private security, corrections and criminal justice policy design. They may also continue on to earn separate degrees in law, conflict management or other fields.

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