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Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor
Mount Aloysius Criminology graduates find fulfilling careers as professionals in police departments, correctional facilities, probation offices and a variety of forensic investigative positions. Some have also opted for law school and advanced graduate study.
Mount Aloysius graduates present a well-rounded portfolio of coursework to prospective employers that includes a strong foundation in liberal arts and exposure to the core values of service, hospitality, mercy and justice.
Our graduates serve as professionals in juvenile counseling centers, federal, state and local prisons and other municipal, county and state administrative offices. Course concentrations are career-oriented and specialized.
- Hands-on experience with internships
Crash Investigation training courses
Certificate in Forensic Investigation
National Criminology Honor Society – Alpha Phi Sigma
After graduating with a degree in Criminology, career paths include:
- Police Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Juvenile Counselor
- Forensic Analyst
- CRIM 101 – Introduction to Criminology 3 Credits
- CRIM 110 – Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice 3 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
- CRIM 200 – Criminal Law 3 Credits
- CRIM 205 – Criminological Theory 3 Credits
- CRIM 260 – Criminal Procedure and Admissibility of Evidence 3 Credits
- CRIM 263 – Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Credits
- CRIM 264 – Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits
- CRIM 270 – Juvenile Justice 3 Credits
- CRIM 301 – Criminology Research Methods 3 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
- CRIM 401 – Advanced Criminological Seminar 3 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
- CRIM 450 – Criminal Justice Ethics 3 Credits
- CRIM 300/400 Criminology Electives 9 Credits
There are internships available in variety of settings including our local prisons and law enforcement organizations.
Upon completion of internships in local prisons, students are certified as a correctional officer.
- Knowledge Base in Criminology – Students will demonstrate depth of fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how criminological principles apply to social phenomena;
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking – Students will demonstrate skills and concepts in interpreting behavior and evaluating research to draw conclusions about criminological phenomena;
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World – Students will demonstrate proficiency with the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in criminology and demonstrate that they have adopted the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in personal and professional settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns;
- Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to construct a cogent argument, present information orally and/or in written form, engage in discussion of criminological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity, as well as produce a research study or other criminological project; and
- Professional Development – Students will be able to apply criminology-specific content and skills to succeed in postbaccalaureate employment, graduate school, professional school, and/or professional organizations. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology is intended to prepare students for entry-level and certain mid-level criminal justice positions as well as for graduate or professional school. The program has a social justice focus that advances the same core values as stated above in the Associate Degree introduction section.
Superstars On & Off the Field
Katie Mirance, ‘20, and Emily Goldyn, ‘19, shared similar MAC history.
Discovering a Future in Criminology
Brenna Wright, ‘17, found her place after an internship at Cambria County Prison.
Seizing The Goldyn Opportunity
Emily Goldyn and #MountiePride could be synonyms. In and out of the classroom, Emily left her mark at Mount Aloysius
MAC Gives Students Opportunity to Research & Present
Two Mounties went beyond the classroom and presented their research on Disney Dads.
Student Voices & Success Stories
- Mary Friend, Class of 2016, is continuing her education at Indiana State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
- Matthew Cornetti, Class of 2012, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
- Joey Hribar, Class of 2012, is the Chief Deputy Coroner for Cambria County.
- Austin Toth, Class of 2016, is continuing his education at Lehigh University, where he is a graduate assistant.