The major in Criminology offers a critical investigation of crime and criminal justice institutions and the way they reflect and reinforce systems of power and social inequality, such as racism, sexism, and classism. In this major, students study social scientific evidence and theories of the nature and causes of crime, criminal behavior, and how society reacts to and is impacted by crime. This major is ideal for students who seek an evidence-based understanding of criminal behavior. A criminology foundation prepares students for the study of law, including the study of common issues, practices, and policies established by society. The study and analysis of law is directly linked to the analysis of the social structures to which the law applies.
The Accelerated BA to Law JD Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate Criminology students to accelerate their course of study by completing their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor in just six years of full-time study, saving students a full year of time and tuition.