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Criminal Justice

OverviewQuick facts about Criminal Justice

The purpose of the Criminal Justice program is to prepare students for possible careers in criminal justice and prepare them to be agents of justice in a global community. It embraces our redemptive role in society and the call of God to provide communal justice. This requires that the student not only understand the professional skills related to criminal justice but also the personal perspectives and dispositions needed to become effective agents of justice in a global community. Students in the Criminal Justice program will have the advantage of interacting with professionals in the field of criminal justice. Courses are taught by experienced officers in the legal systems who provide excellent teaching on each subject and immediate points of application to real world issues faced by those in the world of Criminal Justice.


There are two ways to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice through Central Christian College of Kansas. One way is through our online program, designed for working professionals and those unable to attend the residential program (Discover More). 

The other way is through our residential program, which relies on classroom, virtual, and practical interactions (Discover More).


  • Fit Mind: The student can summarize the historical development of criminal justice systems and the role of justice in America and the global community.
  • Fit Heart: The student can describe the influences and behaviors related to the administration of justice and how each is affected by worldview and culture.
  • Fit Soul: The student can articulate an ethical framework that recognizes the interplay of personal faith, natural law, and public policy.
  • Fit Body: The student can employ appropriate procedures associated with law enforcement administration and the prevention, detection, and regulation of crime and criminal behavior


Because the residential program is a hybrid program including both on-campus and online courses, you will also have the opportunity to interact with a variety of other criminal justice students who are actively engaged in the profession. Several of Central's on-campus courses are hands-on You will ride with police officers and work in correction facilities.

Doug Schroeder, Police Chief in Hesston, Kansas and a Central graduate, is to receive the Medal of Valor from the White House for his actions during a workplace shooting in 2016. The Medal is the highest national award for public safety officers.