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Bachelor of Criminal Justice (B.C.J.)

CJ_01

Criminal Justice

 

The Criminal Justice program is designed for students who have already completed an associate's degree in a related area such as Law Enforcement Technology, Human Services Technology, Corrections Technology, or Police Administration. It offers students with technical education backgrounds an academic program to broaden their education and help them qualify for careers in law enforcement administration, parole and probation, forensic science, adult and juvenile corrections, and police administration.
 
Criminal Justice Program Requirements
  • 30 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level
  • 50% of the major must be completed through Ohio University
  • A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required in the major and overall
  • Be admitted to the major at least one semester prior to graduation
 
For more information contact:
Ed Duffy
Associate Lecturer, Sociology
740.533.4540
 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours: 120
 
Core Requirements (No class may be used to satisfy both a core requirement and an area requirement)
Complete three courses:
POLS 4010: American Constitutional Law (3 hrs)
POLS 4040: Civil Liberties (3 hrs)
PSY 3520: Social Psychology of Justice (3 hrs)
SOC 2600: Criminal Justice (3 hrs)
SOC 3600: Criminology (3 hrs)
SOC 3640: Police and Society (3 hrs)
SOC 3660: Punishment and Society (3 hrs)
 
Area I-Basic Skills
Complete four courses, one each from Groups A, B, C, and D:
 
Group A-Oral Communication
COMS 1030: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 hrs)
COMS 2050: Techniques of Group Discussion (3 hrs)
COMS 2060: Communication in Inter Relationships (3 hrs)
 
Group B-Ethical Reasoning
PHIL 1300: Introduction to Ethics (3 hrs)      
PHIL 2350: Business Ethics (3 hrs)
PHIL 2400: Social and Political Philosophy (3 hrs)
PHIL 3300: Ethics (3 hrs)
PHIL 3350: Environmental Ethics (3 hrs)
POLS 2700: Political Theory (3 hrs)
 
Group C-Statistical Reasoning
COMS 3520: Empirical Research Apps in Communication (3 hrs)
LET 3555: Quantitative Apps in CJ Research (3 hrs)
MATH 2500: Intro to Probability and Statistics (4 hrs)
PSY 2110: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4 hrs)
QBA 2010: Intro to Business Statistics (3 hrs)
 
Group D-Research Methods
COMS 3420: Field Research Methods in Communication (3 hrs)
PSY 2120: Research Methods in Psychology (4 hrs)
SW 3940: Research Methods in Social Work (3 hrs)
SOC 3500: Elementary Research Techniques (3 hrs)
LET 3550: Criminal Justice Research Methods (3 hrs)
 
Area II-Cultural, Legal, and Political Issues
Complete two courses, one each from A and B:
 
Group A - Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
AAS 2540: History of Injustice in the U.S. (3 hrs)
COMS 1100: Comm. Between Cultures (3 hrs)
COMS 4100: Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs)
COMS 4110: Comm. with People with Disabilities (3 hrs)
COMS 4200: Gender and Communication (3 hrs)
HIST 3150: African American History (3 hrs)
POLS 3520: International Peace (3 hrs)
POLS 4190: Gay and Lesbian Politics (3 hrs)
POLS 4210: The Politics of Law and Sexuality (3 hrs)
SOC 3290: Race & Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (3 hrs)
SOC 4240: Urban Sociology (3 hrs)
SOC 4700: Sociology of Gender (3 hrs)
SOC 4710: Gender and Justice (3 hrs)
WGS 1000: Intro to Women & Gender Studies (3 hrs)
 
Group B-Political and Legal Issues
COMS 3601: Courtroom Rhetoric (3 hrs)
PHIL 4420: Philosophy of Law (3 hrs)
POLS 2200: The Politics of Law (3 hrs)
POLS 3060: Politics of Appalachia (3 hrs)
POLS 3200: Urban Politics (3 hrs)
SOC 3090: Sociology of Appalachia (3 hrs)
SOC 4320: Political Sociology (3 hrs)
SW 3602: Social Welfare Policy (3 hrs)
 
Area III-Understand Human Behavior and Social Problems
Complete two courses, one each from A and B:
 
Group A - Theories of Behavior
COMS 4410: Communication in the Family (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs)
PSY 2510: Social Psychology (3 hrs)
PSY 2710: Abnormal Psychology (3 hrs)
PSY 2720: Psychology of Personality (3 hrs)
PSY 3220: Learning (3 hrs)
PSY 3330: Human Judgment and Decision Making (3 hrs)
PSY 3430: Psychological Disorders of Childhood (3 hrs)
SOC 2100: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 hrs)
SOC 2110: Collective Behavior (3 hrs)
SOC 2610: Deviant Behavior (3 hrs)
SOC 4650: Social Change (3 hrs)
 
Group B-Social Problems
POLS 4770: Legal Theory and Social Problems (3 hrs)
SW 3213: Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hrs)
SW 3263: Chemical dependency (3 hrs)
SW 3273: Mental Health and Social Work (3 hrs)
SOC 3150: Social Identities (3 hrs)
SOC 3300: Sociology of Poverty (3 hrs)
SOC 3630: Juvenile Delinquency (3 hrs)
SOC 3670: Corporate and Governmental Crime (3 hrs)
SOC 4140: Contemporary Social Movements (3 hrs)
SOC 4670: Violence Against Women (3 hrs)
 
Area IV-Professional and Organizational Skills
Complete two courses, one each from A and B:
 
Group A-Professional Skills
ACCT 1010: Foundations of Accounting (3 hrs)
COMS 2040: Interviewing (3 hrs)
COMS 3060: Interpersonal Conflict Management (3 hrs)
COMS 4050: Meeting and Conference Planning (3 hrs)
POLS 2000: Principles of Public Administration (3 hrs)
POLS 4880: Enviro. and Public Policy Dispute Resolution (3 hrs)
 
Group B-Organizational Knowledge
BUSL 2000: Law and Society (3 hrs)
HLTH 3160: Human Resource Man. in Health Care (3 hrs)
MGT 2000: Management (3 hrs)
MGT 3400: Organizational Behavior (3 hrs)
LPA 4120: Public Personnel Administration (3 hrs)
LPA 4140: Organizational Theory and Politics (3 hrs)
LPA 4840: Management Skills for Public Administration (3 hrs)
LPA 4860: Public Budgeting (3 hrs)
LPA 4890: Nonprofit Management (3 hrs)
PSY 3610: Survey of Industrial and Org. Psychology (3 hrs)
SOC 4300: Sociology of Organization (3 hrs)