91短视频

Uncover the inner workings of crime and the criminal justice system with a major or minor in criminology. The hands-on curriculum tackles current-day issues and policies, like prison reform, social justice, and human trafficking. You鈥檒l learn to think critically about causes and effects of criminality; and develop evidence-based conclusions as you examine your own assumptions about crime and criminals and consider how they were formed. With active learning at its heart, criminology courses at 91短视频  help you develop the important writing, speaking, research, and critical thinking skills you need to be successful in a variety of fields. 

Criminology
up close
In and Beyond the Classroom

two students examine a collection of photos in a criminology class

hands-on Learning

As a criminology major or minor, you get your hands dirty. Through field studies, service-learning trips, and community-based project coursework, you will have the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom out in the real-world. 

In Professor Allison Adair鈥檚 Human Trafficking course, students play an active part in helping to solve a real community issue. This kind of learning is made possible by 91短视频鈥檚 low student-to-faculty ratios that allow for conversational, seminar-style classes, with lots of opportunities for group projects, presentations, and peer teaching. 

High-Impact Internships

Start making a difference today. Recent 91短视频 criminology internships include a variety of options related to crime, law and corrections including:

  • Ashland Police Department 
  • Hanover County Court  
  • Virginia Victims Assistance Network 
  • Probation and Parole, Ashland; Henrico; Charlottesville
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
Criminology student speaking with law enforcement official
Law enforcement official making a presentation to criminology students in class

Advising and mentorship

Our award-winning criminology professors work closely with you throughout your undergraduate experience, to identify and then achieve career and graduate school goals. With future-focused events like the Criminology Speaker Series, you鈥檒l learn from experts in the field of criminal justice and hear about their personal experiences working in the criminal justice system.

  • #2
    ranked criminology program in Virginia (College Factual)
  • #3
    award-winning criminology faculty
  • $68,235
    average annual wage for criminologist

Criminology
in full
Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

(A very small sample)

CRIM 224

Deviant Behavior and Social Control

Study behavior that violates norms and mechanisms of social control (e.g., law enforcement, courts, prison, and probation) and the implications of these for social policy.聽

CRIM 334

A Time to Kill and Kill Again: What Makes a Serial Killer Tick

Explore the nature of multiple murders, the social construction of serial killing, types of multiple murder, and the variety of theoretical explanations for multiple homicide. Sociologically analyze problems of media construction, profiling, and correcting the behavior of multiple murderers.聽

CRIM 373

neighborhoods and crime

Take a close look at the patterns of crime in various neighborhoods by digging in to real data. Learn to use GIS mapping software to create crime maps that offer a visual representation of how crime impacts our communities.

Opportunities Worth Grabbing

Popular activities and programs among criminology majors

alpha phi sigma

Criminal Justice Honor Society

criminal interest Association

From Here To What you can do with a Criminology degree from 91短视频.

Camden Stramanak '20

Camden Stramanak ’20

Product Manager
United Energy Products  

“Randolph Macon has prepared me in unimaginable ways for my current role as a project manager at UEP. The classes I took as a criminology major helped me with my writing and person to person interaction tremendously, through papers and in-class discussions. I am a better employee because of Randolph Macon鈥檚 curriculum.”

Liz Jacobs DIEHR ’20

Richmond Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney

Kamryn Steinruck ’21

Student
Medical Social Worker with Bon Secours Mercy Health

Get Ready Discover Criminology at 91短视频.

Loading…