Criminology Major

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and its causes. The major in criminology is designed for the student interested in understanding crime and who appreciates approaches to crime and justice that are consistent with a liberal arts environment in the Jesuit tradition. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing on the social and natural sciences, humanities and relevant professional disciplines.


There are four concentration areas for the criminology major:


1. Law enforcement concentration


2. Research concentration


3. International affairs concentration


4. Human services concentration


Each of the concentrations is tailored to prepare students for their particular interests and career goals. All students complete the core curriculum; each student also completes the coursework required for his or her concentration.


Students Interested in Forensics


Currently there is interest in forensics by college students. Although students often believe they should major in criminology to begin on the path toward a career in forensics, this is a mistaken assumption. Students interested in forensics should major in chemistry, biology or biochemistry, depending upon which aspect of forensics interests them. For a career in forensics, an undergraduate degree in the sciences is the necessary step toward viable career options.




More Resources

For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.

For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.

For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.

For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.

For more information about academic advising and new student orientation, please visit the Office for Academic Advising and Support webpage.

For more information about academic calendars and registration procedures, please visit the Office of the Registrar webpage.

For information about the College of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.