Major in Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice Leadership Degree

Urbana University’s Criminal Justice Leadership major is a blending of criminology and management at the undergraduate level. Courses provide you with an understanding of social behavior and human interaction and specialized knowledge in criminal justice. 

The Criminal Justice Leadership program is designed for those with an associate’s degree and significant work experience in the criminal justice or human service related systems. The result is an education securing the academic credentials you need to move into a leadership position in a human or social service organization, as well as in the criminal justice system.

Study at Urbana U – A Resource with a Strong Reputation in Criminal Justice

Urbana University offers a Criminal Justice degree program where professors take criminal justice theories and apply them to modern day criminal justice practice. And close communication with criminal justice system entities allows Urbana to create new classes or fine tune current offerings to maintain cutting-edge practices.

Train for a Challenging Criminal Justice Career 

The field of criminal justice offers, a variety of career paths at local, state and federal levels. Employment opportunities can be found in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, security, victim advocacy, health and social service agencies and crime prevention.

Meet Karen Benton | Faculty Spotlight

Karen Benton believes that criminal justice professors should have experience as criminal justice professionals in order to connect theories with practice. With over 20 years working in positions such as probation officer and director of Diversion Programming for Clark County Juvenile Court, Benton shows the importance of bringing the real world into the classroom.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary for employment
  2. Students will identify problems with diverse societal groups
  3. Students will recognize criminal justice theoretical underpinnings
  4. Students will identify work groups and interaction patterns of groups in an organization
  5. Students will describe the social, cultural, biological and psychological processes that impact and shape human growth and development


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Beavercreek Location 
Open House on Thursday, July 23

Ready to learn more about our Criminal Justice Leadership major? Get more information about this program during an Open House at our Beavercreek location.  

Get more information about this event here.