The B.A. in Criminology program's flexibility enables you to deepen your studies through minors such as anthropology/sociology, business administration, child welfare and family studies, computing, French, information technology, media studies, peace and social justice studies, political science, pre-law, professional communication, psychology, Spanish, or women’s studies.
The Department of Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University aims to serve students interested in a variety of careers spanning law enforcement, investigations, court administration, corrections, juvenile services, loss prevention, as well as graduate or law school. Consistent with the general mission of Plymouth State University, the department seeks to produce well-rounded graduates who are equipped to both continue their education and enter the work force. In addition, the department serves the surrounding community, not only by producing high quality graduates well prepared to enter their field, but also by partnering with local and regional agencies to provide academic and research support.
Students in the BA in criminology degree program are exposed to a well-rounded liberal arts education that is interdisciplinary in nature. Students develop skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, problem solving techniques, communication skills, data analysis skills, and foreign language proficiency, along with an appreciation for ethical and professional behavior in the field. Upon completion of the program, students will understand how the criminal justice system fits into our broader society, the functions it serves, how it relates to and interacts with other fields and systems, and how policy is shaped and formed. Students will also have developed an independent sense of self, with a tolerance toward others and the ability to work in diverse cultures.