Bachelor of Science

Criminology & Criminal Justice

ODU's Criminology & Criminal Justice program provides comprehensive coverage of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice as well as criminological theory and research methods.

Program Highlights

  • Major and minor available in Criminology & Criminal Justice.
  • Complementary minors include Nonprofit Management and Quantitative Methods & Data Management.
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to interact, instruct and mentor students on a personal level.
  • Curriculum incorporates content areas specified in the Baccalaureate Degree Standards of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Degrees & Courses

Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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Outcomes & Careers

Graduates are prepared for graduate study as well as careers in criminal justice, social services and public policy.

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Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice Department

Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where students have the opportunity to participate in one or more internships with a variety of companies and organizations. Central Ohio enjoys a diverse economy with many internship possibilities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Ohio Dominican's faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.

Panther Perspective

Madison Arnold shares how Ohio Dominican University's Criminal Justice and Criminology program is helping him connect his passion with a purpose.


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Have Questions? Contact Us!

For program questions, contact:

Sonya Goshe, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sansbury Hall, Room 203
(614) 251-4686

For admission questions, contact:

Undergraduate Admission

Griffin Student Center, 203
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO (955-6446)