Looking to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice on your own time? As an online student in Ashland University’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn in an interactive online learning environment with ultimate flexibility to meet your schedule.

Contact Us

On Campus Program

Brenda Rodeback
221 Kettering Science Building
419.289.5364
brodebac@ashland.edu

Online Program

Dr. Mark Rubin
419.289.5657
mrubin3@ashland.edu

Department News

The following books will be used in the Summer and Fall online criminal justice courses.

Term Course Number Course Name Instructor Text 17FA(A) CJ 277 Intro to Corrections Sampson, L. Siegal, L. & C. Bartollas (2017). Corrections Today (4th ed). Boston, MA: Cengage. ISBN: 978-1337091855 17FA(A) CJ 307 Victimology Pumphrey, J. Karman, A. (2015). Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology. Boston, MA: Cengage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1305261037 17FA(A) CJ 360 Readings in Crime and Justice Rubin, M. NO TEXT REQUIRED 17FA(A) CJ 362 Criminal Law Hedrick, M. Samaha, J. (2015). Criminal Law (12th ed.) Bostion, MA: Cengange Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-305-57738-1 17FA(B) CJ 270 Role of Police in Modern Society Rubin, M. Brandl, S. (2018). Police in America. Thousand Oaks, VA: Sage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4833-7913-5 17FA(B) CJ 332 Terrorism and Homeland Security Hedrick, M. White, J.R. (2017). Terrorism and Homeland Security (E-book). (9TH Ed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN # 9781305633773 17FA(B) CJ 460 Research Methods Wind, S. Crewell, J. (2014). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-452226101 17FA(B) SOC 111 Principles of Sociology Lange, W. Brinkerhoff, D., Ortega, S., & Weitz, R. (2014). Essentials of Sociology (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN: 978-1-133630395 17FA(B) SOC 202 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Batdorf, T. McNeece, A.C., DiNitto D.M. (2012). Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach 4th edition. Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-205-78727-2 17SU(A) CJ 242 Criminology Rubin, M. Schram, P. & S. Tibbetts (2017). Introduction to Criminology: Why do they do it? (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-506347561. 17SU(A) CJ 244 Juvenine Delinquency Pumphrey, J. Siegal, L. & B. Welsh. (2017). Juvenile delinquency: The core (6th ed.) Cengage. ISBN 978-1-305577411 17SU(A) CJ 332 Terrorism and Homeland Security Hedrick, M. White, J.R. (2017). Terrorism and Homeland Security (E-book). (9TH Ed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN # 9781305633773...Read more

Welcome to the Ashland University Online Criminal Justice Program blog. Over the coming weeks and months we will begin disseminating information about upcoming courses, textbooks, and other important program information here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the program, please contact Dr. Mark Rubin, Director of Online Criminal Justice, by email, or phone at 419-289-5657Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

On Campus Program

Brenda Rodeback
221 Kettering Science Building
419.289.5364
brodebac@ashland.edu

Online Program

Dr. Mark Rubin
419.289.5657
mrubin3@ashland.edu

Department News

Department News

The following books will be used in the Summer and Fall online criminal justice courses.

Term Course Number Course Name Instructor Text 17FA(A) CJ 277 Intro to Corrections Sampson, L. Siegal, L. & C. Bartollas (2017). Corrections Today (4th ed). Boston, MA: Cengage. ISBN: 978-1337091855 17FA(A) CJ 307 Victimology Pumphrey, J. Karman, A. (2015). Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology. Boston, MA: Cengage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1305261037 17FA(A) CJ 360 Readings in Crime and Justice Rubin, M. NO TEXT REQUIRED 17FA(A) CJ 362 Criminal Law Hedrick, M. Samaha, J. (2015). Criminal Law (12th ed.) Bostion, MA: Cengange Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-305-57738-1 17FA(B) CJ 270 Role of Police in Modern Society Rubin, M. Brandl, S. (2018). Police in America. Thousand Oaks, VA: Sage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4833-7913-5 17FA(B) CJ 332 Terrorism and Homeland Security Hedrick, M. White, J.R. (2017). Terrorism and Homeland Security (E-book). (9TH Ed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN # 9781305633773 17FA(B) CJ 460 Research Methods Wind, S. Crewell, J. (2014). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-452226101 17FA(B) SOC 111 Principles of Sociology Lange, W. Brinkerhoff, D., Ortega, S., & Weitz, R. (2014). Essentials of Sociology (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN: 978-1-133630395 17FA(B) SOC 202 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Batdorf, T. McNeece, A.C., DiNitto D.M. (2012). Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach 4th edition. Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-205-78727-2 17SU(A) CJ 242 Criminology Rubin, M. Schram, P. & S. Tibbetts (2017). Introduction to Criminology: Why do they do it? (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-506347561. 17SU(A) CJ 244 Juvenine Delinquency Pumphrey, J. Siegal, L. & B. Welsh. (2017). Juvenile delinquency: The core (6th ed.) Cengage. ISBN 978-1-305577411 17SU(A) CJ 332 Terrorism and Homeland Security Hedrick, M. White, J.R. (2017). Terrorism and Homeland Security (E-book). (9TH Ed.).Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN # 9781305633773...Read more

Welcome to the Ashland University Online Criminal Justice Program blog. Over the coming weeks and months we will begin disseminating information about upcoming courses, textbooks, and other important program information here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the program, please contact Dr. Mark Rubin, Director of Online Criminal Justice, by email, or phone at 419-289-5657Read more

What to Expect in the Online Program

You’ll learn about the policies and practices of various criminal justice components for a well-rounded education.

Decide between two tracks within the Criminal Justice program based on your career objective:

  • Law enforcement administration. Learn the ins-and-outs of law enforcement and what it takes to manage a law enforcement agency.
  • Correctional administration. Explore the world of corrections and how to run correctional facilities. Ohio students in this track will graduate with their Level I and Level II Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant license.

No matter which track you choose, you'll have countless opportunities to be exposed to important concepts in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, and the court system from instructors with real-world experience.

Program Benefits

By enrolling in the online Criminal Justice program, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

  • 100 percent online program, so you can access your courses 24/7
  • A chance to earn a $2,000 scholarship
  • Innovative courses based on current criminal justice topics
  • Numerous opportunities for hands-on field experience

Core Curriculum

Ashland University’s criminal justice courses are designed by experts in the fields of criminal behavior, forensic science, law, sociology, and more. We also sit down with local law enforcement to learn and discover areas that need more focus in the field of criminal justice to ensure you’ll learn the most relevant coursework to help you succeed.

Sample courses include:

  • The Role of Police in Modern Society
  • Criminal Law
  • Corrections Management
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Cults & Gangs
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security

Earning your degree in Criminal Justice will provide you with opportunities for better pay, promotions, and more career options. Together, we can build a better future.

Real World Experience

Gain Real World Experience

Criminal Justice (CJ) majors are supported by a CJ Field Experience Coordinator to explore different careers in the Criminal Justice System starting sometimes as early as their freshman year.  In the past 3 years, over 60% of CJ graduates had completed an elective field experience with 45% of those participating in more than one.

Examples of recent student field experience placements include:

  • CSI and Crime Lab in Columbus
  • Police Department in Lorain, Ohio
  • Cincinnati Juvenile Probation
  • Federal Probation in Cleveland
  • Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Adult Probation in Marion, Ohio

More detailed information is included in the Field Experience Flyer.

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