Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts
Minor offered: Criminology and Criminal JusticeThe Criminology and Criminal Justice major provides comprehensive coverage of the criminal justice system including the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. All of this is framed within the larger context of society today and the history of Western civilization. Themes addressed in this broad context include the concept of community, the nature of human nature, punishment vs. rehabilitation, victimology, and civil rights. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors pursue careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, sometimes after additional graduate study in criminology or public administration.
Transfer credit will be evaluated on a course by course basis. Credit will be granted towards requirements in the Criminology and Criminal Justice major/minor only for courses determined to be equivalent to criminal justice courses in the Ohio Dominican University catalog. Technical courses in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections and related areas will not be awarded credit towards requirements for the Criminology and Criminal Justice major/minor. These courses will transfer to ODU as elective credits.