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- Major Name: Criminology
- Degree Program: Arts and Sciences
- Degree Designation: AA
- College / School: Liberal Arts
Do you have a passion to study crime and its impact on communities? Go beyond the legal definitions of criminality with a major in Criminology. The understanding of criminal activity changes as society continues to change, and the need to understand how and why such behavior occurs will continue to grow.
Criminology treats crime as the product of complex social forces, seeking to understand its nature and causes as well as the successes and failures/limitations of criminal justice approaches and processes. Students acquire knowledge of social structure and culture along with analytical tools that are highly valued in careers in criminal justice, social services and business. The major also provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue graduate or professional study, such as law.
The Criminology major prepares graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree and enter a range of careers, such as policing, security, corrections, human services and business. The major also prepares students for graduate studies in the social sciences in pursuit of academic or applied research careers, or for professional training in law, public administration, social work and related fields.