Criminal Justice Degree

Hiram’s new criminal justice degree program spans a spectrum of study, from human rights and democracy to power and public health concerns like the opioid crisis. Students will gain vital skills in both written and oral communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

This northeast Ohio criminal justice major can be combined with the pre-law or social work concentrations. Current students pair the Crime, Law and Justice program with:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science

As part of Hiram Connect, the criminal justice major includes practical study through an internship, research, or study-away experience. With our convenient location in Hiram, we are proud to help students in surrounding cities like Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland to obtain their criminal justice degree to allow them to follow their career goals.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Students will take courses analyzing the underpinning issues in law and society, ethics, social inequality, criminology, and American government. Those courses provide the basis for more applied courses such as policing, corrections, and substance abuse.

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CAREER PATHS WITH A CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE

  • Social work 
  • Juvenile justice 
  • Government/intelligence 
  • Criminal justice 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • FBI 
  • Court reporting 
  • Victim assistance

HAYLEE HUFFMAN ’22 | Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice Double Major


“Criminology would have to be my favorite class I have taken thus far. We examined the minds of criminals of different ages and all different backgrounds. Each case is truly unique.”

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Ways to Get involved


We can provide students with the guidance and coursework necessary to help them gain acceptance to law school after graduation. Criminal justice major students can also choose to participate in the 3+3 BA/JD program through our partnerships.

Choose Hiram to Pursue Your Criminal Justice Major in Northeast Ohio

When you choose to obtain Hiram’s criminal justice degree in Ohio, you’ll be able to take advantage of benefits such as:

  • Clubs and organizations – At Hiram, we offer more than 40+ on-campus organizations and activities that are led by students. This is ideal for students wanting to get involved on campus and meet others as they work toward their criminal justice degree.
  • 10:1 Student-to-faculty ratio – Having this low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you can foster a relationship with your professor and have engaging classes that will help you grow as a student and professional.
  • Close-knit community – Located in northeast Ohio, Hiram is proud to offer a community that sees your real potential and allows you to be your true self. Our supportive community is one that fosters mentoring relationships and shared responsibility for learning.
  • Hands-on learning – Hiram provides numerous internships and opportunities for students looking for hands-on experience while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in northeast Ohio.
  • Employment following graduation – Students have access to various career development resources, events, programming, tools and more. In fact, we have been able to maintain a 95% employment rate after graduation.

For more information regarding Hiram College and the benefits of our northeast Ohio criminal justice degree program, please reach out to us.

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