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About the Criminology Program

Our criminology major is supplemented with the resources of psychology and sociology in order to effect a broad-based view of criminal behavior and its control. Criminology majors may enroll in courses that critically explore:

  • capital punishment
  • the correctional system
  • juvenile delinquency
  • societal drug use

Criminology Major     Criminology Minor

The Scientific Core

Students pursuing a degree in criminology also complete a series of classes endorsed by the National Science Foundation and referred to as the Scientific Core. In these courses students will:

  • use science as a problem-solving and critical thinking tool
  • work in a team-based research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • present research findings at regional or national conference

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Real World Experience

All students are required to do one professional internship, but many of our students elect to complete two. Most recently, our students have interned at:

  • Burrell Behavioral Health
  • C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue
  • Cox Health Psychiatric Unit
  • Family Violence Center
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Mercy Marian Center
  • Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
  • Planned Parenthood
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Study Abroad

Drury has many outstanding study abroad opportunities. In recent years, BHSC professors have taken students to England to study “Methods, Madness, and Murder” as well as to South Africa to study global health issues, the biological bases of clinical disorders, and infectious diseases. 

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What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, nearly 100% of our students who apply are accepted to attend graduate, law, or medical school Recently, our students have chosen to study at such places as:

  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • King’s College in London
  • Purdue University
  • Sam Houston State
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Washington University