Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Overview
Police work. Forensics. Corrections. Law. UToledo’s criminal justice majors in the College of Health and Human Services learn how society grapples with crime and punishment. The criminal justice bachelor’s degree program covers all aspects of criminal justice from criminal investigation to social justice and victims’ rights. Undergraduates are well prepared for careers or further graduate study in sociology, social work, law enforcement, corrections, community service and related fields.
Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Accelerated police academy option. UToledo offers an accelerated program for junior and senior criminal justice majors. Successful students receive Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certification as an Ohio police officer. This significantly improves the chances of being hired by an Ohio law enforcement agency.
- Real-world skills and research. UToledo has one of the nation’s few criminal justice programs to combine theory, research and hands-on learning.
- Mock homicide investigation. Criminal justice majors investigate a crime scene and work in The University of Toledo’s state-of-the-art forensics lab.
- Work with faculty on research. UToledo students work alongside criminal justice professors doing cutting-edge research on sex crimes, domestic violence, gangs, police operations and other hot-button topics. Faculty has on-the-job experience in police and corrections.
- Criminal justice internships. UT’s criminal justice program has its own internship coordinator who helps juniors and seniors land internships. You aren’t paid, but you do earn college credit while working for agencies like the U.S. Marshals, the Toledo Correctional Institution, victim assistance programs, police departments, sheriff's offices and others.
- Criminal justice career fair. UToledo’s job fair brings local, regional and national law enforcement, social service and corrections organizations to campus.
- A full menu of minors to make you more marketable. Criminal justice majors at UToledo can minor in accounting, business, computer science, counseling, foreign language, forensic science investigation, legal specialties, political science, psychology, sociology and more.
Students with a degree in criminal justice from The University of Toledo go on to careers in probation, parole, corrections, law enforcement, social services and more.
Who hires UToledo Criminal Justice Graduates?
- Police Departments
- Lucas County Sheriff's Office
- University of Toledo Police
- Ohio State Highway Patrol
- Northwest Community Corrections Center
Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Curriculum