criminal justice Student Approved​

Considering a criminal justice degree?

Students pursuing a criminal justice degree graduate with skills that will ensure that they are criminal justice major prepared to cross the bridge from education to employment.​ A strong track record of employability among our graduates at agencies such as the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, State Medical Examiners Board, Hancock County Sheriffs Department, Lima Correctional Institution, Open Arms Domestic Violence Shelter, Worth Center for Juvenile Offenders, and local police and probation departments.


Certification opportunities in various subspecialties including national security policy/terrorism, disaster management, information assurance, legal/courts, rehabilitation/counseling, and criminal justice administration.


Exciting internship opportunities designed to complement your educational development with practical experience.


A unique relationship with the Washington Center providing you with opportunities to complete 10 to 15 week internships with federal agencies in Washington D. C. such as the Department of Justice, Office of Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Triple major Cody Thacker shares some insight about the criminal justice program.  


Cody majors in criminal justice, criminal justice fraud and white collar crime and business management. 


What has your experience in criminology been like at The University of Findlay? 

It has been very good, the professor are very nice and have a great mix of education and real world experience.


What are your future career plans and aspirations?

​I have always wanted to join a federal program such as the FBI, CIA, or U.S. Marshalls


What has been the most challenging aspect of studying criminology?

The most challenging aspect has been learning the ins and outs of the judicial system as well as all the laws and landmark cases.