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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


  • Regionals
  • Major
  • On Campus

Serve Your Community

The Criminal Justice program offers students a comprehensive understanding of crime, justice, punishment and corrections, policing, and the legal system within the context of a liberal arts education.


Department of Justice and Community Studies

Phelps Hall 103

1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011



Students will take classes in-person at Hamilton and Middletown.

Curriculum and Courses

The program provides students with opportunities to engage with students, faculty, and staff outside the classroom through organizations like the Criminal Justice Society and events such as Citizenship and Democracy Week. Study abroad opportunities are available, along with day, evening, and online courses.

  • CJS 125 Law and the Courts
  • CJS 220 Criminal Justice Field Experience
  • CJS 231 Criminal Procedure
  • CJS 271 Introduction to Criminal Behavior
  • CJS 451 Comparative Justice Systems

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Police officer, probation and parole, private security, and corrections are common occupations sought by criminal justice graduates. Graduates have also completed advanced degrees in law and related areas.


Brady Hershberger standing with his arms crossed in a court room.
  • I’ve met, probably, some of the best people at Miami, and made some of the deepest connections.

    Brady Hershberger
    Criminal Justice Major

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 10 Public college in Ohio with the best return on investment

  • 98.4% of 2021-2022 bachelor's degree graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military or a service program

    Miami University Data

  • 18:1 Student to faculty ratio

    Miami University Data

Admission Requirements

You've found the place to reach your goals.

Miami University Regionals offers an education that fits your lifestyle so you can earn a degree that is life-changing. And our open admission policy allows for an environment of diverse learners.

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Miami students are an eclectic mix of thinkers, doers, leaders and followers, introverts and extroverts, authors, painters, climbers, coders, pianists, philanthropists, and gamers. Just to name a few.

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