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About the Program

The Criminal Justice Program at Sterling College is poised to assist students in preparing for an exciting career in the growing field of criminal justice. The program is designed specifically with students in mind; to prepare them to enter the law enforcement profession upon graduation, or to continue their education in law school or graduate studies. The curriculum has been created in an effort to vigorously expose students to a wide array of criminal justice topics in the classroom, as well as to give students the opportunity to come in contact with professionals in criminal justice through internships and field experiences. The Criminal Justice Program regularly invites to campus and hosts notable individuals within the area of criminal justice, recently including: Ray Roberts, Kansas Secretary of Corrections; Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General; and Caleb Stegall, Kansas Supreme Court Justice. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us!

  • Law Enforcement
  • Pre-Law

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Wild Life Law Enforcement
  • Pre-Forensic Science
  • Law Enforcement Administration (also available online)

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Law Enforcement Officer (i.e., police, sheriff, highway patrol)
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Federal Law Enforcement (i.e., FBI, Border Patrol, Secret Service)
  • Private Security Professional
  • Air Marshal
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Juvenile Corrections/Probation
  • Game Warden

Sample Courses

  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Crime
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Crime and Mental Health
  • Legal and Law Enforcement Internships
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice

Course Descriptions

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Dr. Mark Tremaine
Professor of Criminal Justice, Department Chair of Social Sciences
Richard Webb - Sterling College
Richard Webb
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice