BA IN CRIMINOLOGY
From Criminal Justice to Criminology
Because the B.A. in Criminology is new as of the 2019 catalog, all students who have enrolled in the Criminal Justice major will have an option to switch to CRIMBA or remain as CMJSBA. Students who remain as CMJSBA will have through Summer 2023 to finish their requirements.
ABOUT THE FIELD OF CRIMINOLOGY
Criminology is a growing field, with a number of exciting career opportunities from a variety of agencies, industries, and organizations. The criminology major provides marketable skills and knowledge that relate to crime prevention, law enforcement, and the court system. The criminology major is comprehensive, adding the skills in research, theory, and data analytics that prepare students beyond an understanding of criminal procedures or evidence.
This major offers an overview of criminology as a field of study, educates students in the complexities of criminal behavior and public safety, and familiarizes them with the justice system processes and the causes, correlations and consequences of criminal behavior and victimization.
We offer robust undergraduate internship opportunities that help criminology students develop a better understanding of a prospective career and determine whether their interests match a chosen career path, while simultaneously gaining experience with professionals in the field.
Sociology & Criminology Writing Requirements
Prior to graduation, all Sociology and/or Criminology majors are required to complete two writing assignments: the Fulbright College Writing Requirement and the Reflective Essay. Learn more by visiting the pages linked below.
MAJOR AND MINOR OPTIONS
ONLINE MINOR PROGRAMS
The department also offers a 100% online Criminal Justice Minor and a 100% online Sociology Minor, which count toward the Interdisciplinary Majors. A student must notify the department of her or his intent to minor. Students can do this online by completing the Fulbright College program update form.
We are delighted that you are interested in undergraduate program in our department.
Admissions applications are completed through the undergraduate admission and all materials should be uploaded through the undergraduate admissions portal.
Final Fall Application Deadline
Late application deadline for fall admission. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the fall semester. All required information must be submitted by this date. Students will be admitted based on the availability of space.
Final Spring Application Deadline
Application deadline for spring admission for all students. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the spring semester. All spring applications must be submitted by this date.