TU's School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

A Welcome Message From The Dean

Welcome to the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences. Our School has a great deal to offer prospective students as you make important choices about your career and future.

We offer a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (B.C.J.) degree with concentrations in CorrectionsDigital Forensics, Homeland Security & Terrorism, Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Psychology. We offer a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Cyber-Defense & Information Assurance and Government & National Security with a concentration in either Intelligence/Security Studies or Politics/Government. We also offer this degree in Psychology (with concentrations in Human Services, Experimental Psychology and Addictions Counseling). Our newest program is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Criminalistics for students who wish to focus on criminal investigations.  

At the graduate level, we offer programs leading to two graduate degrees. The first is a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Criminal Justice with concentrations in Crime Analysis, Homeland Security Administration, Justice Administration, Criminal Behavior, and Forensic Psychology. The second is a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology, offering students exposure to course work in areas such as Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Neuropsychology. 

Approximately 60% of our undergraduate and 85% of our graduate academic programs are online. Our online programs rank consistently each year in the top five of all national programs as determined by Newsweek and BestColleges.com.

Our graduates go on to work as law enforcement officers, federal agents, agency directors, intelligence and security officers, corrections officers, chemical dependency counselors, mental health workers, and in a variety of other social service and security roles around the nation and the world. Additionally, many of our baccalaureate graduates decide to continue their education and enroll in either a master's degree program, enter law school, or eventually seek a doctorate degree.

While some degree programs suggest an internship as part of one's education, the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences requires it as part of every on campus degree program with individual student's interests in mind. An internship allows students to graduate with practical experience that will offer a decided advantage in gaining full-time employment. Tiffin University has partnered with professional organizations such as the Washington Center, American University, and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC-HCD), where students can receive a security clearance, in order to provide students with unique and high-quality internships. In addition, because of the extensive professional contacts our faculty have within their respective fields, internships can be arranged with other organizations at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels, based upon student interests and career plans.

Labor analysts predict continued substantial job growth in law enforcement, corrections, social services, and international security and homeland security fields. We ensure that our graduates will be in demand for these new positions. The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences degree programs feature a strong emphasis on solid professional practice, guided by sound academic theory provided by an accomplished faculty with practitioner and research experience. The school also maintains and Advisory Board composed of professionals currently working in the field. This is provided through a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum for all majors.

We are also home to the Center for Cyber-Defense and Forensics, whose mission is to enhance the capabilities of education, private, local, state, and federal sectors through collaborative efforts in training , education, research, and services. The Center serves as a training mechanism for cyber defense and forensic personnel in the private and government sectors and provides information resources and research platforms for higher education. Students can interact with a variety of professionals from the cyber defense industry and obtain valued professional certifications before graduation through the Center.

If you are seeking an education that integrates quality academics with practical application in your chosen field of study, give us a call or come visit. We want to ensure that your education is relevant to your real-world success!

Gordon A. Crews, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Click here to learn more about Dean Crews and the other faculty members in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences.

Have Additional Questions?

For more information about the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, contact us at:

(419) 448-3292, or (800) 968-6446, ext. 3292.

Our Mission

The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences educates our graduates for work and for life.  Its undergraduate programs provide comprehensive preparation for post-baccalaureate employment and for entry into graduate-level education while its graduate programs provide additional professional development for successful careers.  The School also is committed to developing and offering new educational programs of the highest quality in other domains of criminal justice and social and behavioral sciences as the need arises.