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A major in Criminology offers a solid foundation in law enforcement, corrections and our justice system. Mount Aloysius Criminology faculty bring first-hand experience to students in all of these areas. Criminology students can also choose to add several different certificates or concentrations in specialty areas and even choose to complete an internship for credit.

Degree Details

Offered as: Associate, Bachelor, Minor

Optional Concentrations
  • Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Concentration
  • Correctional Administration
  • Criminal Justice Addictions Certification
  • Forensic Investigation Certification

Minor in Criminology

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Students who graduate with a degree in Criminology work in a variety of settings. Mount Aloysius grads go on to become police officers, probation officers, juvenile counselors, correctional officers in state, local and federal prisons and also serve in a variety of municipal, county and state offices. Some grads opt for law school or graduate study.

  • Available internships in variety of settings including our local prisons. Upon completion student s are certified as a correctional officer.
  • Concentration in Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations – This focus is a common pre-requisite for assignment in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Certificate in Forensic Investigation – enabling grads to investigate crime scenes
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice Addictions Professional – course satisfies the academic component of state certification
  • Certificate in Correctional Administration

Criminology at Mount Aloysius College prepares students for work in a variety of settings within the criminal justice system. In addition, students will receive a solid foundation in liberal arts, focusing on honing their ability to communicate professionally.

New Concentration: Digital Forensic Investigation

Student Success Profile

"The Criminology program at Mount Aloysius College is a very well-developed program. It is interactive and has professors that have experienced first-hand what they are teaching. Because of this, good stories come with each of the classes, which is a unique part of the program. Hands on scenarios also help enhance the classes and learning process, which I like a lot. They help you really think as if you were in that field and help you to understand what you will encounter in the real world. The classes are all really different and all offer something for everyone." Pam Young, Criminology Major

Meet the Criminology Department!

Julie Smith
Associate Professor of Social Science/Coordinator Secondary Education Program/Chairperson History, Political Science, Criminology and Legal Studies
Joseph Bobak
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Elizabeth Mansley
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Melanie Pallone
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Matthew Arsenault
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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