Oakland City University ranked fourth nationally in Forensic Science

OAKLAND CITY – Oakland City University has been ranked by OnlineU, a higher-ed publisher, as the 2022 fourth-best Online Forensic Science Degree program in the United States.

OnlineU’s program rankings compare the real-world outcomes of online school alum salaries to help prospective students determine which online degree programs would be their best long-term financial investment.

Oakland City University President Ron Dempsey

University President Ron Dempsey stated, “OCU provides an online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The U.S. Department of Education calculates the median starting salary of OCU alums in entry-level positions in Criminal Justice at $45,808. Our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with the information, knowledge, and skills to enter various criminal justice professions.

The Criminal Justice major exposes students to critical foundation-level information and skills, including advanced education in policing, police organizations, investigations, report writing, and probation and parole. It’s a systematic degree.”

Oakland City Students during Criminal Justice courses

A degree in criminal justice from OCU can pave the way for a wide range of career options as a law enforcement officer, crime and intelligence analyst, criminal and arson investigator, crime scene technician, correctional security officer and probation officer, private security and private investigator, crime victims’ advocates, and public policy specialist.

OCU’s degree courses include Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Juvenile Justice, Alternatives to Incarceration, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Criminology, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Terrorism, Conflict Management, Psychology, Sociology, and State and Local Governments.

Oakland City University provides students with a Christian learning environment giving students a hand-up and supporting them financially and academically as they pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives. OCU is ranked 7th Nationally by U.S. World Report for social mobility and 4th by OnlineU for Online Forensic Science Degreed program in the U.S. OCU is blessed with 38% student diversity and 29% first-generation college students, awarding over $13M in financial aid awards.

In addition, OCU’s student-athlete success rate is 88%, with a 12:1 student-to-faculty class rate in over 50 career-focused concentrations. Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve. OCU is located at 138 North Lucretia Street, Oakland City, IN 47660, and can be found online at www.oak.edu.