The upper-division Criminal Justice major program is designed exclusively for students who have previously completed an associate's degree program in a technical area related to criminal justice, such as law enforcement, corrections technology, police administration, legal assisting, or human services. If you hold such a degree from a technical or community college, or from a regional campus of Ohio University, you are eligible to bypass the pre-B.C.J. and be admitted directly to the Criminal Justice major program. The program is intentionally designed to be completed in two years. Contact your transfer advisor to see if your college has an articulation agreement with our B.C.J. program.
The multidisciplinary curriculum comprises a broad range of courses from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and professional disciplines, all of which make a contribution to the complex field of Criminal Justice. You may individualize your program of study through elective courses.
Since a bachelor's degree is rapidly becoming a minimum requirement for employment in this field, your chances for employment and advancement are strengthened greatly by this program.
Over 80% of our B.C.J. students are non-traditional students employed full time in the criminal justice field.
The B.C.J. curriculum is available on the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog.