Bachelor of Science in Criminology
Explore the causes and consequences of crime
If you’re interested in criminal justice, are curious about why certain individuals commit crimes, and have a strong desire to help your community, the University of Idaho’s Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree gets you on the path toward a career in probation and corrections work, forensics, and criminal investigation.
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, demand for criminal justice professionals is predicted to increase 9.8% over the next decade. U of I’s Bachelor’s in Criminology degree takes a big-picture look at the causes of crime and how society handles it. To prepare for a career in this field, students strengthen their analytical, statistical, and research skills while gaining a greater understanding of criminal behaviors and the historical factors shaping the American criminal justice system. The degree offers a multifaceted perspective, exploring subjects in homicide, policing, juvenile delinquency, psychopathy, violent crime, terrorism, social deviance, and white-collar crime.
- Complete the criminology degree either online or on the Moscow campus.
- Full-time, online students pay in-state tuition, regardless of location.
- Criminology students can round out their studies with an optional certificate program in diversity and inclusion.
- U of I’s 2+2 program allows students with a two-year associate degree to earn their bachelor’s degree in criminology in just two years.
- You’ll have the opportunity to intern with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, probation and parole, victim services, correctional agencies, and a wide variety of other organizations.
- As another path for gaining experience, students can participate in research projects with faculty members in areas such as human rights, firearms policy, deviance, law and society, criminal justice policy, social crime in the media, and terrorism.