Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
Enhance your understanding of the patterns of crime, strategies for control and theories of crime causation.
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Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
B.A. or B.S. in criminology
The criminology program at K-State gives students a comprehensive knowledge of crime, victimization, and criminal legal operations and prepares them for a broad assortment of careers. Professionals with a criminology degree have jobs ranging from crime prevention, law enforcement, corrections officers, victim's services, criminal legal research and other related fields. It is also common for criminology graduates to continue their education in graduate studies or by attending law school.
The K-State difference
The K-State criminology program provides a robust and flexible major that allows students to pursue their interests while also gaining career-ready skills. Courses are taught by award-winning and internationally recognized faculty. Criminology students have opportunities to participate in a professional supervised internship and take lower-level graduate courses. The criminology program also provides clear pathways to graduate school for students interested in enhancing their careers through advanced degrees.
Did you know?
Criminology students may join the undergraduate Criminology Club which regularly hosts events relevant for criminology students. Prior speakers have included FBI agents, criminal justice reformers, criminal defense attorneys, to name only a few.
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process.
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.