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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts

Prepare for your career in the justice field with a Criminal Justice degree from OCU.

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Ohio Christian University will sharpen your analytical skills and broaden your knowledge of criminology. Be fully prepared to work in criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems after completing a B.A. in Criminal Justice online or onsite at OCU.

OCU’s onsite and online Criminal Justice program is designed for your success—with flexible formats, relevant coursework, and affordable tuition. The B.A. in Criminal Justice is offered on campus and as an online degree program.

Whether you complete your Criminal Justice degree program online or attend one of 15 campus locations, you'll learn from experienced instructors with real-world criminal justice and criminology experience. The onsite or online B.A. in Criminal Justice will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed the justice field. OCU’s onsite and online Criminal Justice instructors and academic advisors will support you every step of the way.

On average, employees with a bachelor’s degree earn 56 percent more than those with only a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Take your Criminal Justice skills and experience to the next level with an onsite or online bachelor’s degree from Ohio Christian University.

B.A. in Criminal Justice Quick Facts

This program prepares individuals who want to work in the justice field. This program seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems. Students will be prepared to serve society as ethical, caring, service-minded individuals. A major in Criminal Justice opens the door to many jobs in law enforcement, corrections, court-related positions, and security.


Students who complete the Criminal Justice major should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply current and historical justice principles and practices to real-life situations.
  4. Function within chosen area(s) of justice system with the insight of the functions and interdependencies of various areas.
  5. Apply procedural rules and statutes through the criminal process.
  6. Design alternatives to the conventional penal approaches through the lenses of transformative and restorative justice.

120 Semester Credits

  • 36 General Education
  • 33 General Electives
  • 51 Program Requirements

Required Courses

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