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Northwest Missouri State University

Criminology Major

Bachelor's degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Criminology is the study the government institutions and people who address crime, criminals and victims and the theories associated with the crime, perpetrators and victims. At Northwest, the program studies cases in law, justice and ethics and examines how the government system is structured to address the criminal aspects of society and responses to government action.  The major will be offered with a diversity area of emphasis.

The criminology major courses are taught during the day at Northwest-Kansas City and in a traditional semester setting.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.
  • Programs are offered during the day with highly qualified faculty

Career Opportunities in Criminology

Job titles related to a major in criminology include:

  • Case Management
  • Correction Officer
  • Defense Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • Federal Agencies
  • Legal Attorney
  • Parole Officer
  • Police
  • Probation Officer

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. With seven majors and a doctorate program, faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $7,300 over four years.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $6,000.