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Bachelor in Criminal Justice

University of Mount Union
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Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Mount Union can provide students with the skills to obtain a career in any number of fields. Whether seeking to pursue a career in law enforcement or private security, a degree in criminal justice can help students reach their full potential.

The criminal justice degree offers four tracks to choose from – law enforcement, community corrections, forensic studies, or criminology. The courses allow students to study a wide variety of topics from dedicated faculty.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content


As an interdisciplinary study, criminal justice combines sociology, psychology, forensic science, legal studies, philosophy, political science and urban studies, and tries to identify and explain patterns of criminal behavior. As a criminal justice major, you have the opportunity to pick between one of four tracks:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Corrections
  • Forensic Studies
  • Criminology

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Special Topics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Corrections
  • Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Special Topics
  • Crime Investigation
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Treatment Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Offender Behavior
  • Gangs and Organized Crime
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Special Topics
  • Advanced Seminar
  • Senior Culminating Experience
  • Honors Thesis/Project
  • Internships

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Learning objectives

Students will demonstrate effective:

  • Oral communication through the presentation of an academic research project in the major;
  • Research design based on acceptable standards of the discipline;
  • Analysis which takes into account the interdisciplinary nature of the work in criminal justice;
  • Written communication as demonstrated in the senior culminating project paper;
  • Synthesis of disciplinary theory and perspectives into the research project.

Career opportunities

What can you do with a criminal justice major? As the criminal justice system continues to grow and become more sophisticated, opportunities for meaningful work, including graduate study, are projected to be abundant in the years to come. Mount Union’s criminal justice program can prepare you to join any number of branches that exist within this interesting and growing field.

Common careers include:

  • Government and public safety
  • Law enforcement and corrections
  • Private security
  • Criminology
  • Social service administration

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About this institute

University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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