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Police Studies Degree Programs

For those looking for quick advancement and management opportunities within police work, our Police Studies program has a 40-year record of success. Our bachelor's degree is the only four-year policing program in Kentucky and one of the few in the nation dedicated to professional policing.  An associate's degree is also available.  You now have the opportunity to complete our Police Studies degree programs completely online.


The course of study is designed to provide you with a balanced blending of academic and professional preparation.

Policing courses available include:

  • Criminal investigation
  • Ethics
  • Operations
  • Administration
  • Terrorism
  • Predatory crime
  • Computer technology
  • Human Relations

Available legal courses include:

  • Criminal law
  • Criminal evidence
  • Criminal procedure


The highly respected and socially diverse Police Studies faculty members combine substantial professional experience with solid academic credentials to foster your growth and challenge you to achieve academic excellence.

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Opportunities at Regional Campuses

You can now complete Criminal Justice and Police Studies degrees, or take courses toward degree completion, at several of EKU's regional campuses. The Associate's or Bachelor's in Police Studies, and Bachelor's in Criminal Justice can be completed entirely at the Corbin and Hazard Campuses.  Additionally, the Manchester Campus offers many courses toward completion of these degrees.

Please contact Stephen Kappeler, School of Justice Studies faculty member and Coordinator for regional campuses, for more information: 859-622-6710.

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