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Criminal Justice Grads

What can you do with a degree in Criminal Justice?


KWC criminal justice majors generally chose one of three directions after graduation: becoming a practitioner (police officer, court designated worker, probation and parole officer, etc.), attending law school or attending graduate school in criminal justice.

You generally do not have to make your decision until your junior year. Our program provides ample opportunity to explore your career options, including:

Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Law practices
- State police departments
- Local police departments
- Sheriff's departments
- University faculty
Federal Bureau of Prisons

 

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Occupations or positions that Kentucky Wesleyan criminal justice graduates currently hold:

Brad Bates '92
Kentucky State Police

Patrick Boggs '97
- Mason County Kentucky Sheriff

Keith Cain '84
Daviess County Kentucky Sheriff
- Masters in Education (WKU)
- Graduate of National FBI Academy
- Graduate of National Sheriff's Institute
- Past President - Kentucky Sheriff's Association
- 2003 Sheriff of the Year
- 1st Vice President - Kentucky Sheriff's Association
- Chair - Narcotics Enforcement Committee
- National Domestic Violence Committee Member

Dewayne DeWitt '04
Deputy United States Marshall

Eric Flory '02
Owensboro Police Department

Jason Goddard '94
- Owensboro Police Department

Mackinzie Payne Gorman '06
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - Perry County, Indiana
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Emily King '10
- Resident Monitor, Dismas Charities of Owensboro

Ed Krahwinkle '93
- Detective - Owensboro Police Department

Courtney Yerington '03
- Detective - Owensboro Police Department

 

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Here are a few more Kentucky Wesleyan Behavioral Science graduates who are making their alma mater proud.

 

Shannon Barton Ballessa

Dr. Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa (’91)
Associate Professor - Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Indiana State University

 

Daniel Stewart

Dr. Daniel M. Stewart (‘01)
Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice Department
University of North Texas (Denton)

 

Shannon Fowler

Shannon Fowler ('01)
Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Texas at Arlington

 

Ian Clark

Ian Clark ('10)
Attending the Master's Program in Criminal Justice
University of South Florida

 

Tyler Curran
Tyler Curran '10
Attending the Masters Program in Criminal Justice
Eastern Kentucky University

 

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