Through Criminology at Wilkes, you’ll examine the causes, effects and prevention of crime to prepare for a variety of careers in law enforcement, probation, parole, counseling or the legal profession.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Criminology at Wilkes?
At Wilkes, you’ll be part of the most innovative criminology program in the region. Take courses in a variety of disciplines — sociology, psychology, economics, and political science — so you can face future professional challenges from a variety of perspectives.
As a criminology major, you’ll have the chance to develop your own research project. This provides a significant advantage after graduation should you continue your study of crime.
With upper-level, cross-disciplinary work and hands-on experience, you’ll be well-prepared for graduate school, law school or a career in criminology.
What Will You Learn as a Criminology Major?
- Learn how to translate theoretical concepts into actionable policy ideas.
- Explore the history of the criminal justice system and related policies.
- Develop solutions to multiple justice issues and present complicated material to elected officials in easily accessible ways.
- Interact with local organizations and work toward real change in the campus community.