Criminal Justice


EKU Criminal Justice Graduate Matt Agee
Matt Agee recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is currently the owner of a lawncare company and fulfilled a lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He completed his degree online and recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree
A criminal justice degree can open up a range of opportunities for those who want to pursue a career in law enforcement, criminal justice, or other related fields. Here are some ways a criminal justice degree can help your career.
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Matt Ayres Criminal Justice
Matt Ayres completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice online from Eastern Kentucky University. Matt is a Police Sergeant for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police Department. He recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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Two police officers smiling next to cruiser
From Andy Griffith to Olivia Benson, we as a society have become fascinated with crime and law enforcement. Criminal justice careers have seen an influx of interest as a result of these mainstream depictions. The duties of these jobs appear to be more accessible and exciting than ever as many people become more familiar with...
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Justice, carved in building facade
Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as a leading provider of criminal justice education due to the comprehensive curriculum taught by esteemed faculty. EKU’s online criminal justice program begins with core courses on criminal justice ethics, criminology, criminal justice research, and criminal justice statistics. Then, students can determine their own educational pathway by choosing from...
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EKU Online Criminal Justice Degree Program ranked 6th in nation
Consistently recognized as a leading university in criminal justice education, EKU’s 100% online criminal justice bachelor’s degree was ranked no. 6 in the nation according to Intelligent. Reviewers assessed 207 universities and colleges along with 323 education programs in order to establish the top 60 best online criminal justice degree programs. EKU’s program earned the accolade of “Best...
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Dominique Blessin, EKU Online Student
Dominique Blessin started college ten years ago, but she dropped out after only a few weeks. Now that she is enrolled in the EKU Online criminal justice degree program, she knows this time is different. This time, she’s earning her degree for herself and her two kids. She knows the value of an education, and...
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Top Online Criminal Justice Degrees Badge
The online degree programs at Eastern Kentucky University are fourth in the nation for criminal justice according to an evaluation done by College Affordability Guide.
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Exterior of a court building, with tall pillars
Criminal justice in the United States is not represented by a single organization or institution. Rather, it is broken down into a three pillar system including law enforcement, the courts and corrections.
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Outside of criminal justice building, the word 'Justice' carved
Criminal justice is the three pillared system by which our society handles crime and rehabilitation. The careers that make up the criminal justice system are diverse, rewarding and offer individuals the opportunity to effect meaningful change in their communities, as well as at the state and federal level.
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