Ohio University

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (B.C.J.) is intended for students who have already completed an applied associate degree program in the criminal justice field from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree. 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 degree in a related field.

The criminal justice major requires:

  • 30 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level
  • Fifty percent of the major must be completed through Ohio University
  • A minimum 2.0 or higher GPA in the major and overall is required to graduate

The Criminal Justice major requires a completed associate's degree in a related area (e.g., law enforcement technology). New students may enter OHIO as pre-B.C.J. (ND2210) majors and work toward the Law Enforcement Technology associate's degree (AA5505) and B.C.J. requirements simultaneously.

The BCJ curriculum is available in the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog