Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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. Students who hold such a degree from a technical or community college, or from a regional campus of Ohio University, are eligible to apply to the criminal justice major program and may earn a baccalaureate degree by completing a minimum of 32 additional hours of Ohio University work.
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. Students may individualize the program of study through elective courses.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The criminal justice program offers students with technical education background the opportunity to broaden their exposure to liberal higher education, while acquiring the necessary specialization to qualify for careers in such fields as parole and probation, adult and juvenile corrections, and police administration. Criminal justice students also might prepare for law school or for further study in graduate or professional schools.
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