The most successful students take ownership of their education, and the Department of Justice and Community Studies has a significant number of resources that can help you take control of your own education.
Don't go it alone! The JCS faculty are here to help you complete your degree. Every student is assigned to a faculty advisor, and all students are welcome to visit with any JCS faculty member regardless of their particular assignment. Additional information can also be found on the web pages for each degree.
Miami University Hamilton
- Steve Bailey, Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation
- Theresa Conover, Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation
- Daniel Hall, Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation, Pre-Law
- John Forren, Nonprofit and Community Studies (Civic and Regional Development), Pre-Law
Miami University Middletown
Successful students don't wait for an exciting career to come to them, they are constantly on the lookout for every opportunity. If you want to maximize your Miami degree right out of the gate, you should maintain an awareness of local and national agencies that are looking to hire new employees.
- Butler County Sheriff
- Cincinnati Police Department
- Dayton City Police Department
- Greene County Sheriff
- Hamilton City Police Department
- Hamilton County Sheriff
- Miami University Police
- Middletown City Police Department
- Montgomery County Sheriff
- Ohio State Highway Patrol
- Oxford City Police
- West Chester Police Department
- Butler County Clerk of Courts
- Butler County Area Courts I II & III
- Butler County Common Pleas Court
- Greene County Clerk of Courts
- Greene County Common Pleas Courts
- Montgomery County Municipal Court
- Montgomery County Clerk of Courts
- Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
- Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association
- Ohio General Assembly
- Ohio Supreme Court & Judicial System
Scholarships: Corporal Olivas Valor Award
These scholarships are awarded to one or more students majoring in Criminal Justice. Preference given to students who have previously served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces.
Criteria for Application Submission
- Declared major in criminal justice (BSCJ or AASCJ)
- A three (3) page essay that describes why the student is deserving of the award and a description of their previous or current military experience
- Completed a minimum of 15 hours at Miami Regionals with a 2.5 gpa or higher
- Demonstrate interest in future employment and/or leadership within the field of criminal justice
- Provide a copy of their Degree Audit Report (DAR)
To complete the application, please visit our Scholarship Application page. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.