Criminal Justice (Pre)

Criminal justice is an area of public service that employs those in law enforcement, the courts and corrections at all levels of government and in both juvenile and adult venues. It is a professional field, interdisciplinary in nature, stressing the major components of the criminal justice system in America.


Where It Will Take You

Students studying criminal justice usually enter careers in policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice planning and administration, crime prevention, research and other related fields.


Transition-Oriented Program

Pre-criminal justice is an associate of arts degree program provided by the Behavioral Science Department at UC Blue Ash College. This program is designed for graduates to continue at the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH).

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Contact Information

Behavioral Science Department
Phone: (513) 745-5655
Email: pre-crim.just@ucblueash.edu

Program Details:  Criminal Justice (Pre)

Pre-Criminal Justice

What is Pre-Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice is an area of public service that employs those in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections at all levels of government, and in both juvenile and adult venues. It is a professional field, interdisciplinary in nature, stressing the major components of the criminal justice system in America.

Success Factors

Students who succeed in the Pre-Criminal Justice program are people who enjoy functioning as part of a team in a system charged with keeping the public safe and maintaining societal order, assisting in the administration of justice, and treating offenders. They are people who demonstrate the willingness to work well with the general public, exhibit excellent communication skills, work well under various levels of supervision, and have an appreciation for cultural diversity.

Career Possibilities

Students studying criminal justice usually enter careers in policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice planning and administration, crime prevention, research and other related fields.

Curriculum Guides

Advising

Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information for Pre-Criminal Justice via the UCBA advising website: http://www.ucblueash.edu/academics/advising/advisor-list.html.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Obtaining the Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Criminal Justice from UC Blue Ash College allows a student to study the subject in a friendly, teaching-oriented atmosphere with small class sizes and individual attention. In addition, students interested in attaining a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice can complete some of their course work at the Blue Ash campus.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED (minimum composite score of 45) and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study, including meeting the UC Blue Ash College’s residency requirements and graduating with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

High school students who are considering the program should take either the SAT or ACT college entrance examination for use in guidance and counseling. All students entering a degree program must also take the college’s placement tests prior to registering for classes.

You can learn more about applying for admission to UC Blue Ash College and enrollment by going to http://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps.html.

Transferring to UC Requirements

Students transferring to UC Blue Ash College follow similar procedures as those who are enrolling through open admissions. Please go to http://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps.html for more information on applying to UC Blue Ash College.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Students changing majors from other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.

International Student Requirements

Students who did not graduate from a high school in the United States of America must take an ability-to-benefit test and achieve the minimum specified score to be eligible for admission to a degree or certificate program at UC Blue Ash College. The scores will be used for placement in English courses and general advising for all courses.

Graduation Requirements

Students seeking to graduate with the Associate's Degree in Pre-Criminal Justice from UC Blue Ash College must meet college residency requirements (i.e. earning > 50 percent of credit hours from Blue Ash College) and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Application Deadlines

The college’s rolling admissions policy allows you to start any semester: fall, spring or summer. However, you are advised to apply for admission at least two weeks prior to the start of any given semester.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Criminal Justice

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

Blue Ash College

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

9555 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 745-5655
Behavioral Science Department
pre-crim.just@ucblueash.edu

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