Criminology & Criminal Justice

Students in the criminology degree program learn about crime, deviance, and the American criminal justice system. Working toward a bachelor's degree or minor in criminology, undergraduates explore the issues of greatest interest to criminologists working in the field today.

At Webster University, the criminology curriculum combines the fundamentals of criminology and criminal justice into one field of study. The courses focus on training in multiple data-analysis methods commonly used by criminologists and criminal justice professionals. Studying crime and deviance with a particular emphasis on critical-thinking skills, students learn the ways professionals explain, predict, and prevent crime and victimization.

Points of Distinction

  • Faculty members are professionals currently working in the field of criminology and criminal justice who can bring real-world experience and the latest theories and practice to the classroom.
  • Students can take specialized courses in transnational crime, terrorism, and homeland security at a global university with a truly transnational perspective.
  • Students have an opportunity to supplement coursework for the major in diverse fields such as human rights, sociology, women and gender studies, and cultural anthropology.
  • Students have numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

Criminology Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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