The Bachelor of Criminal Justice program at Ohio University Eastern is designed to build upon two-year degree programs in a criminal justice field. If you are a technical or community college graduate or a student currently enrolled in a two-year program, this four-year degree broadens your education and exposes you to the interdisciplinary study of criminal justice.
The guiding premise of the program is that the criminal justice system can be improved by providing high-quality, liberal education to men and women who have already earned an associate's degree in a related field. Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity for employment in law enforcement agencies, and juristic and correctional agencies on the local, state, and federal levels, or in the private sector. You may also decide to continue your education at the graduate level.
Since more and more employers in the criminal justice field look for those with bachelor's degrees to fill positions, this program enhances your chances of employment and advancement.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum allows much flexibility in pursuing your individual educational goals. Through this academic curriculum, you may design a preparation for a career in law enforcement administration, corrections, pre-law, juvenile offender programs, probation and parole, prosecution, and criminal justice planning, among other possibilities.
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