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KBOR Approves Criminal Justice Program for Kansas State

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a new criminology degree program at Kansas State University, despite concerns about similar degrees being offered elsewhere in the state. Officials from Emporia State University opposed the move, saying Kansas doesn’t need another criminal justice program.

The Regents recently ordered a study that showed hundreds of duplicate degree programs across the system. But Kansas State officials say duplication of programs isn’t necessarily a bad thing and students should be offered the opportunity to study the field of their choice without having to move to another school.

Four of the state’s six major universities already offer four-year degrees in criminal justice. Kansas State will begin offering its program this fall.