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Criminal Justice, B.C.J.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The upper-division Criminal Justice major program at Ohio University is designed exclusively for students who have previously completed an associate degree program in a technical area related to criminal justice, such as law enforcement, corrections technology, police administration, legal assisting, or human services.
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Overview

If you hold such a degree from a technical or community college, or from a regional or e-learning campus of Ohio University, you 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. Students who do not meet this admissions requirement, but are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice are encouraged to instead pursue the Sociology—Criminology Major (B.A.) or Specialized Studies Major (B.S.S.) degrees. Students who are interested in law school may consider Sociology—Prelaw Major (B.A.) or Business Prelaw Major (B.B.A.). Also, a certificate in Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program is available.

The multidisciplinary B.C.J. curriculum comprises of 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.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The Criminal Justice program at Ohio University offers students with technical education background the opportunity to broaden their exposure to a liberal arts curriculum 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 might also prepare for law school or for further study in graduate or professional schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Constitutional Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Social Psychology of Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Police and Society
  • Punishment and Society
  • Quantitative Inquiry in Communication
  • Economic Statistics
  • Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice Research
  • Statistics
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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