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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Serve your community while promoting public safety. Our degree and certificate programs prepare for you for police, corrections, or security careers.

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What is Criminal Justice?

  • Faculty with real-world experience
  • Partnerships with professionals in the field
  • Learn communications, government, human behavior, and theories in criminal justice and ethics
  • Best educational value: Pay less. Get more.
  • Financial aid
  • Classes that work with your schedule
  • Online classes
  • Pathways and transfer options to 4-year degree programs
  • Credits that transfer
  • Small class sizes and hands-on instruction
  • Student support services
  • Close to home and near local employers

What are my career choices?

Police and detectives are employed by local governments,state police agencies and various Federal agencies. Bellevue, Covington, Erlanger, Ft. Mitchell, Kenton County and Ludlow Police, Boone, Campbell, Kenton County Detention Centers, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, G4S Secure Solutions, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, Kentucky Pre-trail Service, Ludlow Police, U.S. Customs, United States Air Force A small proportion work for educational services, rail transportation, contract investigation and security services.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Criminal Justice Transfer Path with Core Certificate - AA: 61-63 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Academic Plan

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Can I Continue My Education after Gateway? 

Yes! Graduates of the Criminal Justice program have gone on to Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, Thomas More University, the University of Louisville and several other institutions. You can go on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Organizational Leadership, Integrative Studies, and other related fields. Learn more about Gateway’s Transfer Services and opportunities here.


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Program Contact

Carol L. Risk, Esq.

Paralegal Technology Coordinator & Criminal Justice Coordinator

(859) 442-1628