Criminology focuses on the study of crimes and their causes, effects, and social impact. You’ll learn how to analyze data to determine why crimes are committed and to find ways to predict, deter, and prevent further criminal behavior.
Criminal Justice considers the nature and organization of power and authority as expressed in the policies, agencies and practices of government. Our program examines all levels of security arrangements, from local to international, and emphasizes the theoretical basis for actions designed to protect persons and property as well as ensure justice and liberty.
The Washington Semester, administered by The American University in Washington, enables you to obtain valuable work and study experiences within governmental or private agencies or institutions in the nation’s capital. You’ll enroll in special seminars and engage in research and career-oriented work experiences.
Meet the Faculty
- US Marshal
- FBI Agent
- Probation Officer
- Evidence Technician
Below is a sampling of courses offered in criminology. For more information, see the major requirements.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Intro to Criminology||Research Methods||Victimology||Juvenile Justice|
|Intro to Sociology||Corrections||Psychology and Law||Sociology of Deviance|
|Policing and Law Enforcement||Criminal Procedure and Individual Rights||Cities and Societies||Criminology Capstone|
For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at email@example.com or 419-448-2330.