Areas of Concentration

BCJ areas of concentration include Law Enforcement, Corrections, Forensic Investigations or Security Administration.

BCJ - Law Enforcement
The Law Enforcement major is designed to provide a balanced introduction to all aspects of the criminal justice process with particular emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement. The program is interdisciplinary in content, utilizing courses in the social sciences as well as those more directly related to functions and programs in the criminal justice system. This program is designed for both the practitioner who is already employed in criminal justice and pre-service students interested in criminal justice careers.

BCJ - Corrections
The Corrections major is designed to provide an academic and experiential learning environment that will prepare students for employment in federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Consequently, the curriculum addresses the nature of both institutional and community-based corrections. The degree includes an internship, which is intended to promote the development of knowledge and skills for correctional practice while providing opportunity for professional networking, professional socialization, and personal growth. Students enrolling in this specialized internship are presumed to be committed to entering the field of Corrections.

BCJ - Security Administration
The Security Administration major is interdisciplinary in nature, emphasizing practical issues and theoretical concepts related to security, safety, fire, crime prevention, investigations, law enforcement and the social sciences. This program is designed to prepare students for professional and managerial employment in security, investigations, loss prevention, and risk management positions in business, industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations. As with the other areas of concentration, this program is designed for both personnel already employed in criminal justice and pre-service students interested in careers in security. 

BCJ - Forensic Investigations
The Forensic Investigations program is designed to provide students from varied backgrounds and academic interests with a curriculum in forensic investigations. The primary goal of the program is to prepare successful forensic investigators with a strong liberal arts background equipping them with the critical thinking and reasoning skills necessary to be productive criminal justice professionals.

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Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Benton Hall, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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