Criminology Department

The Criminology major is offered by the Sociology Department, and therefore it draws extensively from the sociological discipline to prepare students for understanding crime and delinquency. The major in criminology leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Sociology Department provides students with the tools to critically evaluate the structural, cultural and institutional social forces which affect the processes of making laws, breaking laws, and the societal reactions towards deviance and the breaking of laws. The major is highly relevant to those seeking to advance in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, and legal professions.

Curriculum Requirements

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.S. degree, including a minimum of 60 credits of liberal arts. A minimum grade of C- or higher is required for all courses counted toward the major. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in the major.

Criminology Catalog




Department Phone Number: 516-876-4245
Department Email:
Secretary: Regina Rudowski
Department Chair: Laura Limonic