Programs

Criminology

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Criminology as a field integrates the study of the criminal mind, the causes of crime and delinquency, an understanding of the criminal justice system as well as how criminals are perceived in society. As a discipline it bridges theoretical and sociological concerns with that of practical applications in the criminal justice system. Cottey’s criminology program emphasizes critical thinking through interdisciplinary perspectives and integrates core criminology and criminal justice focused courses with additional coursework options in sociology, psychology, international relations, political science, and beyond. Students intern with local agencies to gain direct experience and practical skills.

Occupations related to Criminology

Occupation Number of Jobs, 2014 Job Outlook, 2014-2024
Lawyers 778,700 6% (As fast as average)
Police and Detectives 806,400 4% (Slower than average)
Postsecondary Teachers 1,313,000 13% (Faster than average)
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 91,700 4% (Slower than average)
Social and Community Service Managers 138,500 10% (Faster than average)
Social Worker 649,300 12% (Faster than average)

For more information, contact: Dr. Sarah Quick, squick@cottey.edu

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