Make a Difference in Crime Prevention
Criminology Statistics and Facts Don't Lie
The criminology statistics* in recent years are staggering:
- In 2015, an estimated 15,696 persons were murdered in the U.S.
- In 2015, 90,185 rapes were reported to law enforcement.
- In 2015, approx. 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the U.S.
Crime has multiple and complex sources but one absolute exists: Something has to be done to decrease the number of violent crimes we are seeing across the nation.
You Can Change These Numbers
The nation needs men and women who have the knowledge and expertise to deter criminal behavior — the nation needs you. Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminology gives insights into the criminal mind so you can prevent criminal acts before they occur. The program is customizable and critically analyzes the social, political, and environmental factors that drive crime. Unlike a criminal justice degree, which focuses on policing and law enforcement, Regis’ criminology degree offers vital knowledge on criminal behavior, its causes, and its overall impact on society.
Career Opportunities for Criminology Graduates
Regis’ program opens the door to many criminology jobs full of advancement potential. You’ll be able to deter criminal behavior in the field that fits your passion.
The skills taught are very useful in a variety of industries and professions, such as:
- Law Enforcement
- Federal Law Enforcement
- Border Patrol and Immigration Officers
- U.S. Customs Agent
- Domestic Violence Caseworker
- Private Military Contractors
- Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Prevention
- Victim Advocacy and Social Services
- Private And Industry Security
Course work progresses beyond general behaviors and causes of crime to focus on specific issues, such as juvenile crime, violence in the workplace and terrorism.
As you continue to advance your education in criminology, you will have many opportunities to grow in your career. Once you have an advanced criminology degree, career options may include:
- Criminal Profiler
- Forensic Psychologist
- Loss Prevention Manager
- Fraud Specialist
- Field Investigator
- Policy Analyst
- Correctional Counselor
- Security Specialist
- Criminal Investigator
- Senior Corrections Officer
- Senior Probation and Parole Officer
- Corporate Security Manager
- Intelligence Analyst
- Operations Manager
A Degree with a Flexible Format
The Bachelor of Science in Criminology is fully customizable to meet your aspirations without interrupting your current career. Classes are offered online as well as on ground at one of Regis University's many convenient campus locations. Either way, you'll receive the same respected degree taught by the same distinguished professors.
Fast Track Your Master’s Degree
Regis University’s combined bachelor’s to master’s program is ideal for goal-oriented learners who wish to complete a Master of Science in Criminology while minimizing the associated time and expense.
Students earning a bachelor’s degree in criminology can substitute two graduate courses from the M.S. in Criminology program for two upper division elective undergraduate courses. This means that you save time and money by having classes count for both your undergraduate and graduate degree.
Prepare to Prevent Criminal Behavior
Learn more about earning a criminology degree at Regis University. Call us at 877.820.0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. You may also request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the criminology and criminal justice industry.