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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


Real World Experience

In addition to courses, you are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where you can apply classroom knowledge to real problems. 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

Drury students intern with widely regarded institutions.


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:

Students continue their studies at top colleges and universities.

  • 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



Careers in Criminology

Criminology is a dynamic field of study that prepares students for a variety of jobs at all levels of government and in the private sector. A sample of employment opportunities is provided below. Most of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree, but there are others, such as diplomatic security, where a master’s degree is needed for entry level employment. In some cases, proficiency in a foreign language or basic accounting is necessary.