Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice

Welcome to the Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Areas of Study homepage. Areas of Study at KCC in Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice include:

Criminal Justice

Kellogg Community College offers degrees and certificates in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety.

Our Police Academy is approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). We also offer training seminars on a wide variety of topics for in-service criminal justice professionals.

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Please click here to view our Criminal Justice Links page with links to Empco and MCOLES Testing information and information about our Reserve Officer Academy and Police In-Service Training.

Contact Information

Criminal Justice, Police, Corrections
450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017
Lane Thomas Building, Room 305

Human Services and Social Sciences

KCC’s Social Science Department offers instruction in a broad range of subject areas which are viewed as essential to building solid employment skills. Our rapidly changing economy needs workers who are able to critically think, analyze, and pursue knowledge to help themselves and their employers thrive. Social Science careers include teachers, political scientists, social workers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, religious leaders, sociologists, historians, human service workers, early childhood specialists, and teachers.

Social Science courses support all career paths, including health sciences, education, skilled trades, criminal justice, international travel, business, and creative arts. We are committed to helping students acquire these skills. We study:

Anthropology: helps us to understand how cultures have made meaning of human existence over time.


Ethics: helps us to understand the guiding principles which can enrich our personal and professional lives.

History: helps us to understand what came before us so that we may take advantage of successes and mistakes along the course of human experience.

Human Services: helps us to understand the needs of persons on their journey through life so that we may assist them through transitions and in overcoming obstacles.

International Studies and Travel: helps us to explore our world learning about new cultures and opportunities.

Philosophy: helps us to understand the ideas of the great thinkers past and present.

Political Science: helps us to understand the role of leadership and how leaders can help promote economic and social growth.

Psychology: helps us understand ourselves, those around us and our relationships with them.

Service-Learning: is a teaching and learning method that engages students in deep academic inquiry and reflection related to their field of study while they are also actively engaged in their own community.

Sociology: helps us to understand how societies have developed and how society influences us.