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

Katy McCluggage
Administrative Assistant

210 Center for the Arts
419-207-4967

Online Program

Dr. Mark Rubin
419-289-5657
mrubin3@ashland.edu

Contact Us

Contact Us

On-Campus Program

Katy McCluggage
Administrative Assistant

210 Center for the Arts
419-207-4967

Online Program

Dr. Mark Rubin
419-289-5657
mrubin3@ashland.edu

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.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid