Criminology Mission Statement
The Criminology Program provides a challenging interdisciplinary education in a liberal arts setting. The structure of the program affords students the opportunity to understand crime, criminal behavior, and social control from a comparative perspective. The program broadly seeks to challenge, motivate, and inspire students to think critically, contribute professionally, and be engaged civically.
Criminology Major Learning Objectives
- Critically analyze and apply criminological schools of thought to the social world.
- Develop an understanding of criminal behavior, criminal justice systems, definitions of crime and deviance, and mechanisms of social control.
- Recognize the causes and consequences of inequality as they relate to crime and justice systems.
- Learn to conduct and critique quantitative and qualitative empirical criminological research.