The Criminal Justice program was established in 1976 at The University of Toledo. It was designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about crime, offenders, victims, policing, criminal investigation, law, social justice, corrections, current policies, and other criminal justice issues through teaching, research and service.
Students who complete an undergraduate degree in criminal justice at The University of Toledo are prepared to work in a variety of fields within the criminal justice system, including but not limited to, law enforcement, corrections and community service. Some graduates also go further for a law degree and/or masters in criminal justice.
Students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at The University of Toledo online, live or in a hybrid format. The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires a minimum of 124 hours to be completed. The Criminal Justice program at The University of Toledo also includes undergraduate minors in criminal justice and in forensic science investigation. Please see all course requirements below.
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Course Requirements
- Minor in Criminal Justice Requirements
- Minor in Forensic Science Investigation Requirements
- Criminal Justice Honors Program
Students participating in the Criminal Justice program at The University of Toledo can also receive coursework credit for internships. For more information about the Internship program at The University of Toledo for criminal justice students, please see http://www.utoledo.edu/csjhs/criminaljustice/internships.html.
The Criminal Justice program at The University of Toledo also includes a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice which can be completed online, live or in a hybrid format. Please see http://www.utoledo.edu/csjhs/criminaljustice/gradmaja.html for more information.
To be admitted to the Criminal Justice Program, direct-from-high-school students need a minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.50, ACT of 19 or SAT of 910. Students not qualifying for admission to the Criminal Justice Program will be admitted through the University of Toledo's YOUCollege. Students who transfer into the College of Social Justice and Human Service/Criminal Justice Program must earn 12 hours of college-level work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2. To apply, please visit utoledo.edu/admission.
Minors for Criminal Justice Students
Students majoring in Criminal Justice at The University of Toledo can minor in a variety of disciplines. Below are some minors that are suggested for Criminal Justice students (depending on the career path desired).
- Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Program
- Computer Science
- Foreign Language
- Legal Specialties
- Political Science
Additional Contact Information:
The academic advisor for the undergraduate Criminal Justice Program is Sheree Madison-Emery. She can be contacted via email at Sheree.Madison@utoledo.edu.
To obtain more information about the Criminal Justice Program at The University of Toledo, please contact Patti Komives, Administrative Assistant, via phone at 419.530.2142 or email at Patricia.Komives@utoledo.edu or Dr. Wendi Goodlin-Fahncke, Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program Director, via phone at 419.530.2231 or email at Wendi.Goodlinfahncke@utoledo.edu.