Department of Criminal Justice


The Department of Criminal Justice Administration combines the Park University tradition of liberal arts education with a modern professional curriculum preparing graduates to work in the criminal justice system and related professions or move on to graduate school. Our department offers a variety of degrees, from the Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice to the Associate, minor and certificate levels.

The main campus of Park University is located a short drive from downtown Kansas City, and programs are offered at 40 campus centers throughout the country. In addition to these on-campus class options, Park also offers online criminal justice classes.

Areas of Concentration

Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration may select from one of three areas of concentration:
  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Security
These areas require two specific courses in addition to the general courses for all majors. Each area of concentration is created and revised by working professionals in the area to make the curriculum as relevant as possible to today's criminal justice needs.

Employment Opportunities

There are many jobs in Kansas, and employers look forward to visiting with quality job candidates. View current opportunities, discover valuable job search tools and explore possible career ideas for Criminal Justice majors. More G0


A broad selection of internship opportunities in local, state, and federal offices are available to students earning an undergraduate degree in criminal justice. More G0

National and Regional Associations

Tau Lambda Alpha Epsilon Chapter

The Tau Lambda Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Park University promotes awareness of issues in law enforcement and corrections, by offering prison tours, police agency visits, and community service projects. Meetings are held every other Friday. Contact John Hamilton at for information.