Criminal Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies, Option B

If you transfer to the University with an acceptable associate’s degree in specific fields related to criminal justice, you will pursue the Option B — Transfer Sequence section. With this track, you will take three core courses in addition to your tailored degree program. The courses are Research Methods, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies and Criminological Theory.

You will learn how laws are debated, created and enforced through criminal justice studies and how laws protect individuals and create an orderly society. You will gain an understanding of deviance, crime and criminality as you study law enforcement, the courts, corrections, social movements, and other groups and agencies. By studying crime and the systems of criminal and community justice in-depth, our interdisciplinary program prepares you for a career as a practitioner and scholar within criminal justice and related criminological professions.

Program Details

Our interdisciplinary program encourages students to become "improvement agents" in their service to the community. Students are expected to demonstrate the behaviors necessary for effective personal and group relationships while incorporating the rights and responsibilities of individuals, accepting and utilizing criticisms, and respecting human differences.

Program Outcomes

The criminal justice studies program offers you the opportunity to tailor your studies based on your interests and goals. To complement your professional or academic interests, you can concentrate your course work in behavior, institutions or law. To enrich your studies in criminal justice, you may pursue a second major. Popular double majors include political science, psychology and sociology.

In order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course or participating in an approved education abroad experience.

Criminal Justice Studies is a major in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.


Criminal Justice Studies Program

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1447