Students majoring in criminology learn how to conduct and evaluate research, examine and contextualize the social bases of deviant and normal behavior and analyze the social institutions that impact criminal behavior. Graduates are prepared to examine crime, corrections and the criminal justice system from a critical, research-based stance and to see these issues through the sociological lens 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.
The objectives of the major program in criminology are to:
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.
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 department for course selection. All majors must maintain a 2.33 cumulative average in their major courses.
Criminology Honors ProgramStudents who meet the following requirements will graduate with honors in the criminology major: