Criminology

Develop your understanding of crime and how the American criminal justice system is structured. Working toward a B.A. or minor in criminology, you'll explore issues that are currently of great interest to criminologists from professionals in the field.

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

Points of Distinction

  • Faculty members are professionals currently working in the field 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.
  • Numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty on ongoing projects.

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