Professor Daniel Hall working at a table with students.
 Students in class working on commands.
 A student talking with an officer during a job fair on the Hamilton Campus.

I earned an associate degree, am I eligible to enter the CJ bachelor’s program?

If you earned an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice at Miami University, with proper planning your credits will flow seamlessly into the bachelor’s program. If your associate degree is from another institution, an independent evaluation of your transcript will determine which courses will transfer. Faculty are committed to granting credit and minimizing duplication whenever possible.

I have an associate's degree in another field, can I earn a B.S. in Criminal Justice?

Everyone is welcome in the B.S. program. Some loss of credit may occur, especially for degrees in very different fields of study. The B.S. is grounded heavily in the liberal arts, so the general Associate in Arts is a good preparatory degree. All persons interested in the B.S. are advised to consult with an advisor early in their academic careers.

What if I have a criminal record?

Miami University requires that criminal records be disclosed and in rare cases, admission may be denied. Be aware that many criminal justice employers will not hire individuals with criminal convictions.

Code of ethics statement

Faculty are committed to the development of ethical and progressive practitioners. Therefore, students are required to agree to a set of ethical guidelines. All criminal justice students are required to complete and submit. (available in 103 Phelps Hall.)