Criminology Program Details
As a Criminology major, you’ll examine the causes and consequences of deviant and normal behavior, learn how to conduct and evaluate research, analyze the major criminal justice institutions, and critically evaluate social policies related to crime, deviance, and social control.
You’ll graduate prepared to examine crime, corrections, and the criminal justice system from a critical, research-based stance with special emphasis on the importance of social structures and social processes.
You’ll learn research skills from start to finish as you work with faculty on a research project and participate in off-campus supervised internships, earning credits while exploring career choices.
Learn to analyze these social experiences and apply this knowledge to careers in business, crime and punishment, or other government or social institutions.
A major in Criminology prepares you to participate in graduate programs of sociology and criminal justice, as well as for careers in:
- Criminal Justice
- Law enforcement
- Victim advocacy
- Mental health
- The U.S. Department of Justice
- The Secret Service
- The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives)
- Social work
- Major or minor option
- Faculty-guided research project
- Off-campus supervised internship program
- Socially observe and analyze criminal behavior
- Understand the impact of crime on victims and communities and the manner by which offenders are held accountable for their actions
- Increase understanding of the social institutions and social processes that influence criminal behaviors
- Assess and undertake research in criminology
- Practice and evaluate critically the application of criminological analysis to real-life settings
*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for employment category: Legal occupations.