Criminal Justice- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

For more information about criminal justice, email criminaljustice@MiamiOH.edu or contact any member of the Justice and Community Studies faculty.

The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at Miami’s Regional locations offers students a comprehensive and dynamic understanding of crime, justice, punishment and corrections, policing, and the legal system within the context of a liberal arts education. Advancing analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication, technology, quantitative literacy, ethics, application of learning in the field, civic learning, and an appreciation of diversity and of the increasingly global world are core objectives of the program. The idea is to graduate students who possess the knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to lead a meaningful, reflective life, who will be productive and contributing citizens, who will be successful in their criminal justice careers, and who will be life-long learners.

Program Requirements

(128 semester hours)

Core Requirements
CJS 101Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies3
CJS 125Law and the Courts3
CJS 211Law Enforcement3
CJS 220Criminal Justice Field Experience3
CJS 231Law and Individual Rights3
CJS 271Criminal Behavior3
CJS 281Corrections3
CJS 282Writing in Criminal Justice3
CJS 451/CJS 551Comparative Justice Systems3
CJS 461Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJS 485Capstone: Seminar in Criminal Justice3
STA 261Statistics4
Additional Courses
Complete 15 hours or more criminal justice courses beyond the core requirements15
Total Credit Hours52