Criminology Major

The B.A. in criminology will allow you to focus on the nature and causes of crime as well as on the analysis of crime control policy all within the context of a broad liberal arts education.

Career Potential

  • Law enforcement
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Corrections
  • Criminal investigation
  • Probation
  • Social work
  • Youth counseling
  • Human services

What Will I Learn?

You will get a broad liberal arts education that offers you the option to prepare for immediate entry into employment in the criminal justice area or pursue advanced studies in criminology and related fields at the graduate level.

Concentration Options

Special Features

With the appropriate guidance from advisors, you will be able to combine the criminology major with course work in other areas to prepare you for graduate-level studies in fields such as forensics, computer crime investigation, law, counseling and social work.

Get Involved

Working with the State Police

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities. When you complete an internship in various agencies such as police, probation, child services, welfare, old age and law enforcement a job placement may be easier to secure.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Herbert Haines
Office: Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973

Fast Facts

  • Criminology is constantly growing, becoming one of the most popular majors on campus.
  • Criminology has an exchange program with Griffith University in Australia.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 124

Excellence

We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service
  • Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

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