Students majoring in criminology examine the causes and consequences of deviant and normal behavior, learn how to conduct and evaluate research, analyze the major criminal justice institutions, and critically evaluate social policies related to crime, deviance, and social control.
Graduates are prepared to examine crime, corrections and the criminal justice system from a critical, research-based stance, with special emphasis on the importance of social structures and social processes.
Upper-division criminology majors work with faculty on their own research projects, learning research skills from start to finish, and in off-campus supervised internships, earning credits while exploring career choices.
Graduates of Cabrini's Criminology program are in graduate programs of sociology and criminal justice, employed in social work, mental health and criminal justice, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Secret Service, ATF, school counseling, and police work.
Requirements for the Major in Criminology (all courses 3 credits unless noted)
Total Credits for the Major: 42
Special RequirementsStudents planning a major or minor in criminology must submit an application to the department chair and receive department approval.
Students planning double majors must consult with an advisor in the Sociology and Criminology Department for course selection.
All criminology majors must maintain a 2.33 cumulative average in their major courses.
Learning Outcomes Criminology majors will:
Criminology Honors ProgramStudents who meet the following requirements will graduate with honors in the criminology major: