Criminal Justice

Mission Statement

The mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to be the leader in educating future criminal justice practitioners by providing students with the skill needed to critically examine the world around them, the ability to understand and embrace the diversity of the society in which they serve and live, and the continuing desire to learn more about themselves, society, and the criminal justice field.

Advantages of Criminal Justice at BGSU

Small Class Sizes

Unlike most public universities, many of our CJ classes have 30 or fewer students. This allows for increased personal interaction between students and faculty and better in-class discussions and projects.

Connected Students and Faculty

Criminal Justice courses are open only to CJ majors. This guarantees that all examples and discussions are directly relevant to the students. It also helps build a feeling of camaraderie and enhances interaction between students with similar goals and interests.

Experiential Component

The most extensive required field placement/practicum/internship of any program in the country brings what is learned in the classroom into the 'real world.' Students see the application of what they have learned and make valuable contacts which are useful in securing future employment. Field placements are available throughout the U.S.

Active Student Organization

The Justice Student Association is open to all students on campus with an interest in the criminal justice system. The organization brings speakers to campus representing local, state and federal agencies, private security firms, graduate schools and law schools.

Criminal Justice Program
223 Health and Human Services Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0148