Criminology Department

Study Criminology in Portland, Maine!
students walking by Abromson Center
Study Criminology in Portland, Maine !
Payson Smith Hall, Portland
Study Criminology in Portland, Maine!
Skywalk to Abromson
Study Criminology in Portland, Maine!
Students in front of Luther Bonney Hall
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The Department of Criminology offers a four-year program leading to a bachelor of arts degree in criminology. The program provides students with a liberal arts education whose focus is the complex relations among crime, law, and society, and which emphasizes the social sciences. The curriculum is a rigorous series of courses which provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of crime and crime control in contemporary, historical, and comparative perspective. The core of the curriculum is an integrated set of required courses. These courses are designed as a cumulative set of experiences and should be taken in sequence. Elective courses enable students to place their criminological interests in a broader perspective. Many students in the program are interested in social and human service occupations related to criminal, juvenile, and social justice. The program also prepares students for a wide variety of other career options and provides as excellent basis for graduate study in criminology, other social sciences, and law.