The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology degree offers students the opportunity to explore the nature and causes of crime as well as examine the social response to crime and its effect on society.

The degree emphasizes the study of types, patterns, and trends in criminal behavior, and trains students to analyze crime data, test explanations of crime and victimization, and critically evaluate crime theory and policy.

Related Careers

Graduates will be prepared to pursue a career in all justice related fields including: law enforcement, probation and parole; community-based prevention and control programs such as victim services and drug counseling; court-based programs; and corrections.

Graduates may also use this degree as preparation for graduate or law school or in conjunction with another degree such as Sociology or Psychology.


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Dr. Amanda Cook
Associate Professor of Criminology/Sociology

Phone: 601-484-0291
Fax: 601-484-0203