Undergraduate Programs

Law enforcement. Probation and parole. 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. Undergraduates are well prepared for careers or further graduate study in sociology, criminology, social work, law enforcement, corrections, community service and related fields.

Top Reasons to Study Criminal Justice at UToledo

  1. 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.
  2. Real-world skills and research.
    UToledo has one of the nation’s few Criminal Justice programs to combine theory, research and hands-on learning.
  3. Mock homicide investigation.
    Criminal Justice majors have the opportunity to investigate mock crime scenes.
  4. Criminal Justice career fair.
    Meet on campus with local, regional and national law enforcement, social service and corrections organizations  and discuss career opportunities
  5. A full menu of minors to make you more marketable.
    Criminal Justice majors at UToledo can minor in a variety of fields that complement their degrees and increase their marketability. Minor programs include Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Counseling, Foreign Language, Forensic Science Investigation, Legal Specialties, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and more.

What jobs can I get with a Criminal Justice degree?

Students with a degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Toledo go on to graduate school or to pursue careers at the local, state and federal levels in the areas of probation, parole, corrections, law enforcement and social services throughout the United States.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


UToledo’s Criminal Justice program has a dedicated internship coordinator who helps juniors and seniors land internship placements.

Students gain experience and earn college credit while working for agencies such as the U.S. Marshals, the Toledo Correctional Institution, victim assistance programs, police departments, sheriff's offices and others.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Tuition and Fees

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 7/15/24