Students at a crime scene

Field Experience Matters

Our students succeed because they can put theory into practice in real life situations.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Offered by: Criminology and Security Studies

The justice system is constantly changing within a framework that can be traced back to the Magna Carta.  An effective Criminal Justice professional has a breadth and depth of knowledge and the ethical standards to apply that knowledge. The major in Criminology and Criminal Justice at SRU will help you become just that.

Why Choose Criminology and Criminal Justice?

Offering a premier criminal justice program, SRU will prepare you to become a knowledgeable and skilled professional in this field.  Your coursework will ensure you have the skills to meet the challenges of the workplace as you begin your career. SRU offers an accelerated curriculum if you choose to complete a BA and an MA in four years.

What Will You Learn?

Your curriculum will include courses in criminological theory, policing, courts and adjudication, corrections, research methodology, justice administration.

Careers In Criminology and Criminal Justice

As a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile casework, probation, and parole. You will also have the foundation to pursue advanced degrees in the study of criminology and justice studies.

Clubs & Organizations

  • CRIM Club
  • Pre-Law Advisement

Student/Alumni Spotlight

Erika Allegrucci is a Criminal Justice major at Slippery Rock University. She has been influenced by both of her parents who have been involved in the criminal justice field. Erika's professors have played a huge role in her success due to their friendliness and willingness to help. Her professors teach her about their own experiences in the real world so that she can be better prepared for her future.She discusses her involvement with the Women's Rugby team and her future plans to continue her education in Graduate School at SRU.

Erika Allegrucci