Top Criminology Bachelors degree Programs - 2022

A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

While Criminology offers degrees up to the Post masters certificate, the majority of students earn a Bachelors degree. Students study Criminology all over the country, though the major at the Bachelors degree level has the most graduates in California. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Criminology is $39,500.

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Top Colleges for Criminology

The University of California-Irvine is a top option for students who want to study Criminology. Students can earn up to a Post masters certificate at the school. The University of California-Irvine awards around 411 Bachelors degrees to those majoring in Criminology per year. However, Stockton University and the University of Maryland-College Park are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Criminology Majors

Some top careers related to Criminology, include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary and Psychologists, All Other, both of which have many employment opportunities. Though there are higher paying jobs, like Psychologists, All Other. the most available position for Criminology majors is Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other.

Top Paying Careers for Criminology

  1. Psychologists, All Other   (Median Wage: $102,900)
  2. Sociologists   (Median Wage: $92,910)
  3. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $64,600)
  4. Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other   (Median Wage: $49,030)
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