As a criminal justice major at Ashland University you will not only explore a fascinating curriculum that is highly relevant today, but you will take part in field experiences that give you in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, investigation methods, the courts and correctional facilities.
Interesting Classes Offered
Gangs and Cults - Examine the historical and contemporary issues of gangs and cults in the United States including gang and cult recruitment, subculture, beliefs, activities, signs and symbols.
Juvenile Delinquency - In this course students examine the field of juvenile delinquency and status offenders including such issues as why one becomes delinquent, families, schools and the juvenile court system.
Advanced Criminology & Profiling – A course designed to use a case study approach to applying theory to the practice of criminology. The case histories of some infamous and not-so-infamous criminals’ will be examined for the purpose of applying criminological theory. Students will come to understand the relative causes of those individuals criminality.
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Explore the role and extent of use of alcohol/chemicals in our society.
Help make the world a safer place.
What You’ll Love About the Criminal Justice Program:
You get to know your professors well and have many opportunities to participate actively in classroom activities.
All professors speak from personal experience in policing and corrections.
The requirements for a Criminal Justice major were purposely developed to allow you to pursue a double major if you desire and thereby improve your career options.
The program brings in many interesting outside speakers from the field including judges, coroners, investigators, FBI agents and others who can give you an insider’s view of your career options.
You get opportunities to tour facilities like police departments, prisons and crime labs where you might work.