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Sociology - Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The Sociology - Criminology major at Ohio University is designed for students who desire careers in some aspect of criminal justice or who are planning to seek graduate degrees in an area related to the criminal justice system, yet who wish to receive a broad liberal arts education at the same time.
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Students completing the program receive a degree in Sociology with the specialty in criminology listed on the transcript. Thus, requirements include many courses required of all Sociology majors, as well as more specialized courses in criminology and criminal justice. Some courses outside of Sociology also are included, giving the program an interdisciplinary focus.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

  • A bachelor's degree in Sociology - Criminology at Ohio University can open doors to a variety of careers and life experiences. Our graduates work not only in policing, courts, and corrections but also broadly in social services. Many of our graduates have served as counselors and case workers in rape crisis centers, juvenile programs, women's shelters, health and recovery services, drug prevention programs, mental health agencies, and children's services. Others have gone on to do non-profit and human rights work as well as international mediation. 
  • We also train our students to pursue work in federal justice agencies, policy positions, and evaluation research. Finally, a substantial number of our graduates go on to law school and graduate work. We consistently place students in the top criminology doctoral programs in the United States. Employers now look most favorably on candidates with good writing, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, all of which are emphasized in our curriculum..

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deviant Behavior
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Police and Society
  • Sociology of Mental Illness
  • Punishment and Society
  • Corporate and Governmental Crime
  • Sociology of the Courts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form
    • $70 international application processing fee
    • Official academic records
    • Evidence of sufficient funding
    • Statement of activities.
    • Exams for scholarship consideration
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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