Degrees type: Bachelor

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Criminology is a diverse discipline exploring the scientific study of crimes, criminals, victims, prevention, investigation, theories, the social reaction to crime and criminals, the effectiveness of policy, and the broader political context of social control. The core courses of the Criminology program are designed to provide a solid foundation and essential body of knowledge across the principal components of the Criminal Justice System. It is from that core knowledge that students are able to progress into select specializations, certificates, concentrations, and minors that will further prepare them for their future career.

Our program offers an extensive number of electives for students to extend their expertise in the subject areas of interest to them. Additionally, our students have the option to participate in specially designed internships where they are immersed into a proactive professional experience that provides a personalized window into their selected profession.

The Criminology program at Mount Aloysius College is long established as one of the finest criminology programs in the entire country. As such, our criminology program prepares students to achieve their professional goals and provides unique opportunities to graduate with a strong resume full of experiences that open doors and set our students far apart from their peers.

The curriculum has a social justice focus that advances the following core values:

  1. a recognition of the innate worth of all human beings, including criminal offenders;
  2. a belief in the potential for criminal offenders to be reintegrated into society;
  3. a recognition of the responsibility of the criminal offender to make good faith efforts to change; and
  4. a belief in society’s responsibility to assist the offender change process by providing reasonable assistance.
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Program Highlights

  • Nationally Respected and Successful Program

  • Hands-on experience with internships
  • Crash Investigation training courses

  • Certificate in Forensic Investigation

  • National Criminology Honor Society – Alpha Phi Sigma

Dave Regala, '19, Criminology major

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Discovering a Future in Criminology

Brenna Wright, ‘17, found her place after an internship at Cambria County Prison.

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Superstars On & Off the Field

Katie Mirance, ‘20, and Emily Goldyn, ‘19, shared similar MAC history.

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Straight from the Classroom to Quantico

When he landed an internship with the FBI, Bryan quickly learned the value of a MAC education.

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Seizing The Goldyn Opportunity

Emily Goldyn and #MountiePride could be synonyms. In and out of the classroom, Emily left her mark at Mount Aloysius

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Student Voices & Success Stories

  • Matthew Cornetti, Class of 2012, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
  • Joey Hribar, Class of 2012, is the Chief Deputy Coroner for Cambria County.
  • Katie Mirance, Class of 2020, is attending graduate school  at the University of Delaware.
  • John Prebish, Class 1990, is a District Judge and former Prison Warden.
  • Cody Booher, Class of 2016, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
  • Joseph Sullivan, Class of 2015, is an Attorney at Benton County Legal Defense Consortium.
  • Tessa Boyle, Class of 2018, works at Victim’s Services.
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There are several paths in the Crim program that really help identify what focus you want to pursue.

Emily Goldyn
Class of 2019, Currently employed by the FBI

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