A college degree in criminology focuses on the study of police, law enforcement, and the ways that people who have committed crimes are punished.

For this major you’ll take lots of criminology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in criminology.

Sample Courses

Criminology Courses:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminal Law and Society
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminology
  • The Police and Society
  • Serial Crime
  • Victimology
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Terrorism and Social Control

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology