Bachelor's Degree in Police Studies Curriculum

Core Courses 24 hours

  • CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 331: Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency
  • CRJ 388: Criminal Justice Research
  • CRJ 400: Applied Criminal Justice Analysis
  • PLS 103: Police, Order, Maintenance and Crime
  • PLS 326: Ethical Decisions and Police
  • PLS 414: Social Forces and Policing Society
  • PLS 415: Contemporary Police Strategies

Police Studies Electives 24 hours

Select from police studies, criminal justice or corrections electives. At least 12 hours must be from upper-division courses.

Supporting Course Requirements: 6-9 hours

Together with your advisor, select up to 3 of the following:

  • APS 210
  • EMC 102 or 110
  • FOR 301
  • FSE 250 or TRS 332

Or a combination to include 3 hours (200 level or above) of foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL).

Free Electives 23-26 hours

EKU General Education Requirements 40 hours
(See catalog for details.)

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 120 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.