Criminal Justice


School of Criminal Justice

Our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program is designed to provide students with an understanding of criminal offending and the criminal justice process. As society continues to grow, so does the need for this career and the understanding of how and why such behavior occurs. This program stresses an interdisciplinary study of criminal justice in America. If interested in careers in criminal justice, crime prevention, child behavioral problems, adolescent delinquency, or effective intervention, you will find this degree extremely valuable. This program is available on-campus or completely online.

School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report and College Factual, and holds a ranking as one of the top Best Doctoral Programs in the country.

Program Objectives

Graduating from this program will prepare you for various positions, including:

  • Corrections
  • Court administrator
  • Criminal investigator
  • Law enforcement: local, county, state and federal
  • Halfway house counselors and managers
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Park ranger
  • Parole officer
  • Probation officer
  • Public and private security
  • Risk manager
  • U.S. postal inspector
  • Warden


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are

School of Criminal Justice

660 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information

Learn more about the Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree program.