The Criminology & Criminal Justice program at Ohio Dominican provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for success in postgraduate education as well as private and public sector careers in criminal justice, social services and public policy.

Graduates of ODU’s Criminology & Criminal Justice program will:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and policies of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and application of criminological theory.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research methods and proficiency in the design of criminal justice research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use information sources to conduct criminal justice research.
  • Critically analyze the differential impact of criminal justice policy for population groups, including women, juveniles, racial and ethnic minorities, socioeconomic classes and victims.
  • Understand the legal foundation of criminal justice and the importance of due process.


Career opportunities with a degree in Criminology & Criminology include positions in:
  • Local, State & Federal Law Enforcement
  • Courts
  • Institutional Corrections
  • Community Corrections
  • Victim Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Students are also prepared for private sector positions in areas that include investigation, security and loss prevention.

Job titles include:

  • Case Manager
  • Correctional Program Specialist
  • Corrections Program Coordinator
  • Investigator
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Victim Advocate
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