- Will my associate's degree in criminal justice transfer to the criminology program at the Mount?
- Do I have to have an associate's degree, or can I still start the online criminology completion program if I have equivalent coursework?
- What is the difference between criminology and criminal justice?
- What can I do with a degree in criminology from the Mount?
- Does the online criminology program require an on or off campus residency?
- How long is each class?
- Is there a criminology club for students?
- Is financial aid available?
- If I choose to take an online program, will my diploma be different from the one campus students receive?
- What are the computer system/software requirements for the online courses?
- Do you provide technical support for online students?
- Is there an orientation course that I can take before my online program starts?
Yes, credits from many colleges' criminal justice programs will transfer to the College of Mount St. Joseph. We must receive an official transcript(s) from the college(s) you attended indicating the courses that you took. Please contact our transcript analyst at (513) 244-4228 to find out more.
While some colleges do not distinguish between criminology and criminal justice, the College of Mount St Joseph does. A traditional criminal justice program focuses on the systemic and policy characteristics of the field, including education on real-world applications in police, court, and correctional institutions. In comparison, criminology focuses on the behavioral aspects of crime, seeking to explore the origins of criminal behavior and how society responds to crime. The College of Mount St. Joseph, in accordance with the standards set forth by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), includes study of all recognized components of the discipline.
Mount graduates who earn degrees in criminology have gone on to a variety of careers, including police officers, federal agents, corrections officers, juvenile treatment workers, probation officers and many more. Criminology is a growing area of study with many new career opportunities developing. Additionally, this program prepares students who wish to seek advanced degrees in criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, law and many other related fields.
No, the criminology completion program is offered fully online.
Each course is 8 weeks in length.
Yes, both on campus and online students are invited to participate, as are all College of Mount St. Joseph students. If you are interested in being part of the criminology club, please email James Carter, club advisor.
Yes, since online classes are recognized as college coursework, the same federal and private aid is available to students (unless otherwise noted by the institution). Many online students use the same grants and loans as students in a face-to-face setting.
No, your diploma will be no different than our on campus students. You will learn from the same faculty and complete the same amount of coursework as you would if you were in one of our traditional classrooms.
At the Mount, we do not have any specific hardware requirements for online learning. We recommend students have a high-speed internet connection. To determine if your computer meets the software requirements for online learning, visit this resource.
Yes, we have highly trained technical support professionals available to answer questions.
Yes. There will be an orientation course released to students two weeks before the program's scheduled start date.