B.Sc. On Campus Online

Criminal Justice

Ashland University

36 months
22000 USD/year
22000 USD/year
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The Criminal Justice program at Ashland University focuses on both classroom learning and in-field experience to make you more marketable when you enter the workforce. You’ll explore a fascinating curriculum that is highly relevant to topics within the criminal justice system today.


Key facts

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, corrections, or the private sector?

With the need for law enforcement and private security and detectives increasing six percent and the need for mediators increasing ten percent by 2026, now is the perfect time to start your criminal justice career. Previous Criminal Justice graduates now serve the public well in a variety of settings, including the police force, state highway patrol, home security, and more.

What To Expect In The Criminal Justice Program

  • In the past 3 years, over 60% of CJ graduates from Ashland University had completed at least one elective field experience with 45% of those participating in more than one.
  • Criminal Justice graduates now serve the public good in a variety of capacities, including:  Chief of Police, US Marshal, Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer, working in the Cleveland Police Department Crime Lab, Homeland Security Officer, both adult and juvenile probation, and Intelligence Analyst at the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Students can graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice in 3 years while still including a minor of their choice.  Students also have the opportunity to graduate with two majors or multiple minors all within 4 years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Corrections 
  • Role of Police 
  • Criminology 
  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • Elementary Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Immigration documents:  Submit photocopies of your passport pages (also include this and marriage license for any dependent that will be accompanying you).
  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and Transcripts
  • Attend Access IEP Program or submit Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support. Financial Support Documentation available on the right.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    22000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Ashland

1078 - 1787 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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