Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. While earning their bachelor's, students majoring in criminal justice have the chance to earn departmental honors. The departmental honors program is designed to provide undergraduate students who are excelling in their studies an opportunity for more advanced studies in their major field, including the opportunity to work independently with department faculty.
UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+
FULL-TIME FACULTY 23
PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.
Police Patrol Officers
Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
- Activity Resume
- 1-3 Letters of Recommendation
- Essay - 400 word maximum, topic of your choice
- Official AP test scores or Dual Enrollment Transcript
For Admission to the Criminal Justice Program
paper based: 550, internet based: 79
At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...
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Ways to Save
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Transfer Articulation Agreements
To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.