EKU’s online juvenile justice certificate prepares students with the essential knowledge and skills for a successful career as juvenile justice professionals. Students will learn about trends in delinquency, the role of juvenile courts and evidence-based delinquency interventions.
A certificate is a great option for students who are just beginning their education and want to explore the curriculum and the field before committing to a bachelor’s degree. It is also a good option for students who have earned, or are currently working toward, a bachelor’s degree in another area of study who want to apply their education to the field of juvenile justice.
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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EKU’s online juvenile justice certificate focuses on offender rehabilitation and community-based programs. Students are prepared to make a meaningful impact in offender treatment and prison administration. EKU’s real-world approach provides a practical education and opens the door to a variety of rewarding career opportunities.
Focusing on rehabilitation and evidence-based practices, EKU blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as the juvenile justice system, rehabilitation strategies , school-based interventions for at-risk youth, and advanced legal issues in juvenile justice.
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 $258 per credit hour for undergraduate and $335 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