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Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Study complex interactions in society

Program Overview Criminology (BS)

The BS in Criminology focuses on the study of historical and contemporary patterns of crime and victimization, the social etiology of criminality, social responses to crime, and the processes of crime control. Criminologists combine theoretical and empirical methods to study crime and delinquency, including the manner in which offenders are processed. The functions and dynamics of the criminal justice system are studied in detail with emphasis on the linkage between these processes and various social institutions and organizations.

Criminology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning graduate studies in criminology/criminal justice, sociology, public administration, law, urban planning, business, social services, and community planning.

The major also provides a useful background for those planning to enter the job market immediately following graduation.

Departmental faculty members serve as academic advisors for all criminology majors. Your faculty advisor will encourage you to maximize your opportunities for post graduate employment or further studies by:

  • Choosing a minor area of study and elective courses related to your intended area of employment or advanced study.
  • Acquiring practical experience through internships, research, and service-learning projects.
Degree Requirements

Criminology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning graduate studies in criminology/criminal justice, sociology, public administration, law, urban planning, business, social services, and community planning.

Career Options

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    Probation and community control officer

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    Loss prevention specialist

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    Insurance fraud investigator

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    Police Officer

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    Corrections officer

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    Forensic science technician

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    Probation and community control officer

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    Loss prevention specialist

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    Insurance fraud investigator

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  • Arts & Sciences

    Watch: “Violence, Neglect, And Well-Being During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons From South Florida” May 03, 2021

    On Thursday, April 8, the Department of Sociology and Criminology presented a virtual panel discussion titled “Violence, Neglect, and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from South Florida.”

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    Social Justice, Race, And Gender Hosted By Dr. Finley March 05, 2021

    The Department of Sociology and Criminology would like to thank our esteemed professor, Dr. Laura Finley, for hosting a deliberative dialogue on February 11, “Say Her Name! Working for Social Justice at the Intersection of Race and Gender.”

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If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

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