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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Criminology

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Criminology: Theory, Practice & Ethics

The criminology major offers coursework in criminal behavior, policing, law and courts, and community and institutional corrections. Throughout the program, courses emphasize the importance of research-based knowledge, multiple theoretical perspectives, real-world practice, policy analysis and ethical decision-making. Students are also strongly encouraged to engage in experiential learning through internships with criminal justice, juvenile justice and human services agencies. 

Goals

- Interpret patterns of crime and the criminal justice system

- Articulate the relationship between theory, research and policy

- Communicate effectively in academic and professional contexts

- Engage in critical and informed decision making

- Work compassionately with diverse populations

 

For Criminology Major advising, click HERE.


Check out our new Emphasis in Criminal Justice!

 


Spring 2018 Courses

 


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