Dive deep into the science and psychology behind criminal behavior with Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminology. By earning this specialized criminology degree online at SNHU, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the social and behavioral sciences behind crime and criminal behavior. You'll thoroughly examine the psychosocial theories and identify the causal factors associated with the inception, continuity and subscription to a criminal lifestyle. Your studies will set you up for a number of career opportunities in law enforcement, social work and security.
If you have completed a basic police, corrections, or probation & parole academy training, you may receive up to 12 credits toward your Criminal Justice degree at SNHU.
The concentration in criminology will give you a broad overview of the social and behavioral sciences behind criminal conduct. Over the course of your bachelor’s studies, our faculty will offer their real-world expertise as you survey the psychosocial theories of the criminal mind and examine the causal factors of deviant behavior.
This unique criminology degree online program gives you a foundation in essential criminal justice principles with courses such as Ethics and the Criminal Justice Leader, Criminal Psychology, and Sociology of Crime and Violence.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in criminal justice at SNHU include:
By earning your criminology degree online at SNHU, you'll be well positioned for professional career tracks like juvenile justice, human services, child and family services, parole and probation officers, and security. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for social and community service managers will grow 16% through 2026.*
Our unique online criminal justice degree curriculum is taught by knowledgeable faculty members with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
SNHU's bachelor's in criminology program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies.