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Criminology and Law

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About the Major

Students seeking a degree in criminology and law will study the complexities of relationships among the legal, social, political, historical and psychological influences affecting legal processes. Courses focus on explanations for the development of law within society, why people break laws and how society reacts to law-breaking. Interdisciplinary breadth is considered essential and students are encouraged to enroll in relevant courses offered outside the department. Criminology and Law majors often pursue careers within the criminal or juvenile justice systems, such as courts, law enforcement, and corrections. Other students go on to attend law school or to conduct research on criminological issues at a graduate level.

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Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Police Services
  • Probation Officer
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Security Director
  • Social Worker
  • Victim Services Specialist
  • Attorney
  • Correctional Planner
  • Counselor
  • Criminologist
  • Government Agent (DEA/SBI/FBI/CIA)
  • Juvenile Court Advocate
  • Litigation Manager
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
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