bachelor of science in criminal justice (Hybrid)
Overview of Criminal Justice
To equip students to be a redemptive presence in a broken world. This program will prepare students rooted in a biblical worldview to identify and explain patterns of criminal behavior. The student will understand crime and the criminal justice system and be prepared to work in the criminal justice system. The student will be prepared for advanced training necessary for specific fields in corrections, law enforcement, and the legal system.
- Articulate and evaluate the significance of the individual, culture and society in patterns of criminal behavior.
- Identify the three major components of the criminal justice system – law enforcement, courts, and corrections, and evaluate how they contribute to ensure equal justice and humane treatment.
- Appropriately apply ethical principles and professional codes of ethics in fields of practice in criminal justice.
- Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice of criminal justice in pursuit of restorative justice.
* This program does not prepare students for police officer or law enforcement positions. OHCC is not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the MN Post Board for licensing as a Peace Officer/Police Officer. Credits earned from this program may not be transferable to a program that is eligible for licensure by the MN Post Board as a Peace Office/Police Officer.
Who Should Apply
This could be the major for you if you are passionate about restorative justice and loving God through loving people in society, if you desire to understand social and cultural issues to serve others, then study criminal justice at OHCC.
Corrections positions in juvenile rehabilitation centers (including Native American centers); victim advocates and support in non-profit organizations for battered women, sex traffic recovery, juvenile and/or homeless centers; bailiff or other entry positions in the corrections systems; or administrative support for law enforcement agencies; private security.
*This program does not prepare students for police officer or law enforcement positions. OHCC is not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the MN Post Board for licensing as a Peace Officer/Police Officer. Credits earned from this program may not be transferable to a program that is eligible for licensure by the MN Post Board as a Peace Office/Police Officer.
120 credits required including: Criminal Justice (30), Biblical Studies (30), General Education (30), Christian Ministry (12), Free and/or Emphasis Electives (18).
Each academic program of the college provides the context for whole life transformation through biblical life preparation. Students come to learn, learn to serve, and serve to change lives. Through the courses offered in each program, students will develop a Christ-centered worldview and be prepared to make a difference in the world through their lives, work and service to others.
The courses of study in each degree proceed from foundational to exploratory to immersion courses. Areas of study for each degree will include general education, biblical studies, Christian ministry and service, and core courses in the major.
Students will be challenged to grow in their knowledge of self, others, the world and the Bible. They will be challenged to grow in their critical
thinking, development of a biblical worldview and the integration of their faith and learning.
Foundational courses – 35 credits
General Education – 9 Credits
- College Writing I (3 credits)
- College Writing II (3 credits)
- Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
biblical studies – 12 Credits
- Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
- New Testament Survey (3 credits)
- Interpretation of Biblical Literature (3 credits)
- Christian Faith (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 8 Credits
- Spiritual Formation I (3 credit)
- Spiritual Formation II (3 credits)
- Faith and Life (2 credits)
Criminal Justice – 6 Credits
- Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
- Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
exploration courses – 49 credits
General Education – 21 Credits
- Worldviews (3 credits)
- World History (3 credits)
- Research and Statistical Methods (4 credits, UL)
- Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- Social Psychology (3 credits, UL)
- Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (3 credits, UL)
- General Education Electives (2 credits)
Biblical Studies – 9 Credits
- Bible Electives (6 credits)
- Advanced Interpretation (3 credits, UL)
Christian ministry – 4 Credits
- Student Outreach (2 credits)
- Intercultural Outreach (2 credits)
criminal justice – 15 Credits
- Corrections and Punishment (3 credits)
- American Judicial System (3 credits)
- Criminology (3 credits, UL)
- Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure (3 credits. UL)
- Abnormal Psychology (3 credits, UL)
immersion courses – 18 credits
Biblical Studies – 9 Credits
- Bible Electives (6 credits, UL)
- Senior Seminar (3 credits, UL)
Criminal justice – 9 Credits
- Race, Class and Criminal Justice (3 credits, UL)
- Criminal Justice Internship (6 credits, UL)
free and/or Emphasis electives – 18 Credits
DIRECTOR OF criminal justice
Department Chair: General Education
Program Director: Applied Psychology, Criminal Justice
Instructor: Counseling, Psychology
B.A. in Social Science
Providence College, Otterburne, MB, Canada
M.A. in Counseling and Psychology
Providence Seminary, Otterburne, MB, Canada
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, MN
OHCC since 2000