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If you are passionate about public safety and community service, then consider the police studies program at Eastern Kentucky University as your field of study. EKU offers the only four-year academic policing program in Kentucky. Our program offers an extensive co-op program, offering you the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor’s Associate
Police Studies* Police Studies*

*on-campus or online
A bachelor’s degree is also available at the regional campuses and sites.


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • State and local law enforcement
  • Federal law enforcement
  • State and local corrections
  • Federal corrections
  • Bailiff
  • Corporate / industrial security services
  • Crime policy analyst
  • Crime scene investigators
  • Criminologist
  • Customs agent
  • Private investigator
  • State and federal courts
  • U.S. military services

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Local and state law enforcement
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in EKU’s Police Studies program are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:


On campus:
Police Studies Degree Programs
Online Criminal Justice Degrees and Certificates
Regional Campuses and Sites:
Criminal Justice Regional Campuses and Sites