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About Criminology

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Bachelor of Arts Degree 

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology has long been one of the most popular areas of study among Indiana University of Pennsylvania undergraduates. The program is designed to integrate a body of knowledge drawn from other behavioral sciences while concentrating on the explanation of criminal behavior and administration of criminal justice. The program provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers or further education in law school or graduate school programs.

Criminology Pre-Law 

The Criminology Pre-Law major prepares students for the application to law school. The Pre-Law track centers upon a carefully developed interdisciplinary minor.

Information Assurance Minor 

Students may minor in Information Assurance through a collaboration with Computer Science. Criminology courses include Cybersecurity and Loss Prevention and Cybersecurity and the Law.

Graduate Education

The Department of Criminology offers a program of study leading to a Master of Arts in Criminology. For more than twenty years, the program has prepared students for administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system and related fields. The Criminology M.A. program also provides a solid foundation for students planning to pursue doctoral studies.

A part-time online program is also offered. 

IUP’s Ph.D. in Criminology integrates the study of theory, research, justice systems, and pedagogy. The program utilizes a Preparing Future Faculty approach, which promotes teaching excellence and a balanced teacher/scholar model.


  • Criminology Department
  • Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2720
  • Fax: 724-357-4018
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.