College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Criminology Major

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology


The Criminology B.A. has been offered at UNI since 1985 and has a longstanding tradition of providing students with courses that focus on explaining and responding to criminal behavior. The program emphasizes the development of critical thinking and communication skills for those entering the criminal justice field. After taking 18 credits in required classes students choose electives from three groups: Crime and Criminals; Policy, Law, and Justice; and Interdisciplinary and Individual Studies. 

For a detailed description of the Major requirements click here.

For information of Criminology Major advising click here.

To link to the Academic Catalog that provides Criminology Course Descriptions click here.

Important Information:

Total Hours for the Major = 39

Students should take SOC 1000, CRIM 2022 and CRIM 2025 before taking other courses in the major.

Please check your Academic Requirements in your Student Center to determine which criminology major catalog year you need to fulfill.

In order to graduate with a major in Criminology, students must take at least 15 credit hours of CRIM Prefix Upper Division (3000/4000-level) courses at UNI, and must achieve a total major GPA of at least 2.33.