You have a heart for service to the community—and we have the heart to help see you succeed. NAU’s Criminal Justice degree program at its school in Kansas City (Overland Park) provides you with the skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field and prepare you to join other admirable public servants in your community. With active law enforcement officers and attorneys teaching many of our courses—you will receive the foundation you need coupled with real world experience from the field.
The program’s mission is to equip students with the ability to think critically about the cause and effect of criminal behavior; to approach investigations, corrections, and rehabilitation using current evidence-based practices; to provide students with the ethical guidelines and skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field; and to prepare students to join the ranks of exemplary public servants in their communities.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (866) 628-1288 or visit the Overland Park campus page.
- Introduction to Forensics in Criminal Justice
- U.S. Corrections
- Criminal Law
- Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security and Terrorism
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
State certification bodies and individual agencies may have additional criteria that must be met before a candidate can become a certified or licensed law enforcement officer. Please review that criterion with the state, agency, or department of interest.
NAU is not a Minnesota POST Board Certified Professional Peace Officer Education Program. Without reciprocity, students in Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the licensing exam upon completion of an NAU Bachelor Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree Programs.
NAU also offers Criminal Justice at the bachelor’s degree level and as a concentration area for the Master of Management degree program.
"NAU is a great place to work because we are like a family. We echo the mission statement of a caring and supportive learning environment. I know that I can always count on my fellow employees for help when I need it."
Rachel Muller – Enrollment and Completion Advisor (staff)
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About Overland Park
National American University’s Overland Park campus is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The Overland Park campus has been serving students in western Missouri and eastern Kansas since 2001, and is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong business, allied health and information technology curriculum, the Overland Park campus offers an exciting nursing program: the Bachelor’s in Nursing - Generalist degree. Located at 103rd Street and Highway 69 just north of the Corporate Woods area, the Overland Park campus is easily accessible from Highway 69 and Interstate 435.