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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Prepare for a variety of careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, and juvenile casework

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Our department offers a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and an MA degree in Criminal Justice. Our undergraduate degree program provides a foundation of knowledge needed for students interested in a variety of careers in the following areas:

  • law enforcement
  • probation and parole
  • court administrator
  • treatment specialist
  • justice system

Our mission is to enrich the criminal justice community of Pennsylvania and the nation with ethically and critically informed graduates. We accomplish this by being recognized as a premier provider of rigorous, accessible, and high quality educational experience to learners in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Slippery Rock University offers a Prelaw Program. If you have any further questions regarding this item, please feel free to contact our departmental prelaw advisor Dr. Sarah Kuehn (sarah.kuehn@sru.edu).

Be a CRIM Major for a Day!

To get a feel for what it would be like to major in CRIM at SRU, try out one of our Zoom class sessions! We have a range of classes that you can “sit in on” (via Zoom) during our fall and spring semesters. The classes include:

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedures
American Policing
Crime Justice and Society
Criminological Theory

For a description of these classes, click here (scroll to the bottom of the page). To register to sit in on a class, please sign up here. We look forward to “seeing” you in one of our classes!n