Cincinnati State Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Articulation Agreement

  • Originating Institution: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • Degree/Program: Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Target Institution and Campus: Miami University Regionals
  • Degree/Program: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Miami University and Cincinnati State Community College are parties to an agreement titled INSTITUTIONAL ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI UNIVERSITY AND CINCINNATI STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE entered into on January 15, 2024 (the “Agreement”). This Pathway is entered into pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Agreement and is hereby incorporated into the Agreement by this reference. Except as otherwise set forth, the Agreement is unaffected and shall continue in full force and effect in accordance with its terms.

To graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree students must first meet all Miami University admission requirements noted on this on the Admissions & Aid website. Students must also meet Miami’s general requirements for graduation, including: (1) completion of 124 credit hours; (2) completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours at Miami of which the final 12 credit hours must be taken at Miami; and (3) attainment of a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.

The plan of study below illustrates: (1) how a student can complete an Associate of Arts degree at Cincinnati State Community College and how those courses transfer to Miami University, and (2) what courses the student needs to complete at Miami in order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Please note the matches in this document indicate specific courses you may be awarded after successfully completing those courses and transferring to Miami University.

Students completing the OT36 through their General Education credits will have completed most requirements for Miami Plan Perspectives Areas and Signature Inquiries. Students entering Miami having completed the OT36 must complete 9 credits of Signature Inquiry, however this may be met by matching equivalent Perspectives courses that have a Signature Inquiry designation. Students will also need to complete coursework in Global Citizenship (Intercultural Consciousness or Global Inquiry for 3 credits) and Knowledge in Action: Experiential Learning (0 credits) and a Senior Capstone (3 credits).

Courses that do not have a Miami University equivalent will be recorded as “T” courses on the student’s Miami University academic record. With the assistance of an academic advisor, students can petition for some “T” courses to count toward Miami University degree requirements.

Year 1 - Cincinnati State Fall Semester
Course Code and Name Hours Miami Equivalent
FYE 1XX FYE Elective 1 Elective
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 ENG 111
OT36 Mathematics: MAT 131 Statistics I 3 STA 261
OT36 Arts/Humanities Elective 1 3
Directed Elective 1: CRJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CJS 101
Directed Elective 2: CRJ 102 Juvenile Delinquency 3 CJS elective
Total  16
Year 1 - Cincinnati State Spring Semester
Course Code and Name Hours Miami Equivalent
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues or ENG 103 Topics in Literature 3 ENG 112
HUM 190 Career Exploration 2 Elective
OT36 Social/Behavioral Elective 1 3 PSY 111
Directed Elective 3: CRJ 120, 130, or 135 3 CJS Elective
Directed Elective 4: CRJ 110 Introduction to Policing 3 CJS 211
Total  14
Year 2 - Cincinnati State Fall Semester
Course Code and Name Hours Miami Equivalent
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3
OT36 Social/Behavioral Elective 2 3 SOC 151
Directed Elective 5: CRJ 115 Introduction to Corrections 3 CJS 281
OT36 Natural Science Elective 1 3
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 1 1
Directed Elective 6: CRJ 125 Criminology 3 CJS 271
Total  16
Year 2 - Cincinnati State Spring Semester
Course Code and Name Hours Miami Equivalent
OT36 Natural Science Elective 2 3
OT36 DEI Course 3
Directed Elective 7: CJS 120, 130, or 135 3 CJS Elective
OT36 Arts/Humanities Elective 2 3
OT36 Module Elective 2 (IC) (LIT 295, SWK 200, CULT 105, or SOC 140) 3
HUM XXX Co-op/Internship Elective 2 1
Total  16

Cincinnati State Community College Degree Awarded – 63 credit hours.

For a list of elective course options for various requirement areas see:

https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/academics/degree-certificate/associate-of-arts-aarts/

Year 3 - Miami University Regionals Fall Semester
Course Code and Name Hours
CJS 125 Law and the Courts 3
CJS 231 Criminal Procedure 3
Intercultural Consciousness or Global Inquiry course 3
CJS Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total  15
Year 3 - Miami University Regionals Spring Semester
Course Code and Name Hours
CJS 220 Criminal Justice Field Experience 3
CJS Elective 3
General Elective 9
Total  15
Year 4 - Miami University Regionals Fall Semester
Course Code and Name Hours
CJS 451 Comparative Justice Systems 3
CJS 461 Applied Research Methodology 3
General Electives 10
Total  16
Year 4 - Miami University Regionals Spring Semester
Course Code and Name Hours
CJS 485 Capstone: Seminar in Criminal Justice 3
General Electives 12
Total  15

Miami University Degree Awarded – minimum of 124 total credit hours

Note: Total number of general electives needed at Miami depends on total number of hours transferred from Cincinnati State. Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours at Miami University.

SPECIAL NOTES

  1. When applying to Miami University Regionals, please apply early for best course availability. For Fall applicants, we suggest applying in Spring semester.
  2. Application Deadlines: Fall Admission – August 1st. Spring Admission – January 1st.
  3. Transfer Scholarship Deadlines: Fall Admission – June 1. Spring Admission – December 1. See the Miami Regionals scholarship page for more information: https://www.miamioh.edu/regionals/tuition-financialaid/scholarships/index.html

Link to Miami degree program

https://programs.miamioh.edu/program/criminal-justice-bs/

Contact Name and Information:

Dr. Marianne Cotugno: (513) 217-4098, cotugnm@MiamiOH.edu

Cincinnati State Community College Contact Name and Information: Jennifer (Jen) Martin: (513) 569-1709, jennifer.martin@cincinnatistate.edu