College of Social and Behavioral Sciences



UNI Criminology ranks #10 on Grad Report's Best Colleges for Criminology List!!!


Serving the State of Iowa since 1985

UNI offered the first Criminology program of the three state schools starting with our B.A. degree in 1985. As a result of our long history, we have educated people working in the criminal justice system and associated organizations all over the state. In our program, we emphasize career preparation throughout our courses. We also offer targeted job search skills and career preparation in our Senior Seminar and Internship Programs. The picture below shows how Criminology alumni since 1985 are now working throughout the entire state.

Map of UNI Criminology Alumni in Iowa 

Criminology Program Mission Statement

The Criminology program at UNI is unique for its commitment to train Iowans to work in the criminal justice system and associated organizations in Iowa. We offer a broad mix of theoretical and applied courses that encourage academic, professional, and personal success. We seek to challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, and contribute professionally. We prepare students to interact ethically with diverse populations with a sense of open mindedness, respect, and cultural awareness


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