"Building Knowledge, Promoting Justice"
The B.S. Criminology curriculum encompasses a comprehensive study of both crime and criminal justice systems. The focus for undergraduate students is to achieve academic competencies in criminology/criminal justice. The program promotes a critical examination of crime and justice issues and the development of analytic and communication skills.
The Department of Criminology is committed to providing quality instruction to students on subjects that fall within the scope of the discipline, conducting research that contributes to the body of knowledge in criminology and criminal justice, and engaging in service grounded in the practical application of our knowledge and skills. Its faculty represents broad and varied backgrounds in working within the criminal justice system and human services, as well as conducting research on a wide range of criminal justice issues. We seek opportunities to involve students in a range of professional activities to facilitate their entry into the job market or post graduate studies.
To be admitted into the B.S. program in Criminology, students must be admitted to the university and be in good standing. To graduate with a degree from this program, students must receive a grade of "C" or better in CRIM 3240, CRIM 4000, CRIM 4003 and CRIM 4284.
- Knowledge of the main theories in criminology that offer various ways of understanding why people commit crime.
- Knowledge of the basic research methods in the social sciences.
- Knowledge of career options in criminology/criminal justice, including the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Minor in Criminology
Complete 15 hours including CRIM 1100 and four upper division Criminology courses.
For students who wish to get involved, we currently host the Chi Omega Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma (the National Criminal Justice Honor Society).
There are many professional Criminology organizations at the regional and national level. For more information on those, please click HERE.