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BS in Criminal Justice

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This online criminal justice degree program combines courses from the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney campuses, drawing strengths from all three campuses and exposing students to diverse faculty expertise.

Courses reflect current trends in justice and faculty have both practitioner and research expertise. A highlight of the online criminal justice bachelors degree program is the intensive internship that provides hands-on experience in the field. The internship is completed at a location convenient to the student. Students benefit from the connections of the school and faculty. Past placements have included the Nebraska State Patrol and National Security Agency.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts sustained growth in the field of criminal justice, a field that includes many different types of professions. Professionals with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice pursue employment with municipal, county, state or federal government agencies, or with private corporations in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, the court system and juvenile justice. Hiring standards in the field are becoming increasingly competitive, giving job seekers who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in criminal justice a distinct advantage.

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