Criminology & Criminal Justice Curriculum

Our Criminology & Criminal Justice curriculum is built with the future of the field in mind. Its focus is on developing the skills you’ll need to enter the field or graduate school upon graduation, a deep understanding of restorative and social justice, and the analytical skills you’ll need to examine systemic challenges and effect real change. The flexibility of the curriculum can take you into a variety of careers.

With our Upside-Down Curriculum, you’ll take classes in your first semester that allow you to quickly get up to speed with current technologies and topics in the field—and stay current through graduation.

Many of the courses in our Criminology & Criminal Justice major are program electives, allowing you to focus your studies in a specialized area or explore a variety of vocations in the field. Additionally, many students use their general electives to study a minor, the most popular being Social Work, Law, Psychology, and Digital Forensics.

In the final semester of your senior year, you also have the option to pursue Vermont Police Academy enforcement training. Speak with your advisor when planning your courses to learn more.

Learning Outcomes for Criminology & Criminal Justice