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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 trimester 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