EKU’s online associate degree in police studies is designed to prepare students to enter the policing profession quickly and successfully or meet base education requirements for current officers seeking promotions. Graduates are well positioned to become part of the policing tradition and to complete their bachelor’s degree and further increase their employment opportunities.
The criminal justice system employs nearly two million people across the nation and offers a variety of career opportunities. These opportunities include corrections, law enforcement, the court system, probation and parole.
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Whether you are interested in community policing or federal law enforcement, EKU’s online police studies degree provides the analytical, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills needed to be a responsive, community-minded law enforcement officer.
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors available online for this program include:
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree. Suggested online certificates for Police Studies include:
Focusing on the role of law enforcement in promoting a safe and just society, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as contemporary policing strategies, crime patterns, technology and ethics.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate