Opportunities for Criminology and Criminal Justice Majors

  • Lindsey Smathers reads a criminology book

    STRENGTHENED HER PROFESSIONALLY, PERSONALLY - Lindsey Smathers '13, Master's in Criminology Class of 2016, said IUP helped her achieve a “higher standard” for herself. “There are so many opportunities given to students. This program has not only improved the future professional I would like to become, but also impacted and strengthened me personally,” she said.

    What’s Happening for Criminology Majors

    As an undergraduate criminology major, you can join organizations specifically for criminology students.

    The Criminology Association

    This student organization is for criminology majors and minors. It sponsors a number of speakers from across the field of criminology/criminal justice and philanthropic events throughout the year. Each spring, the Criminology Association cosponsors a career fair with the Career and Professional Development Center. The organization also is involved in service to the community.

    Alpha Phi Sigma

    For over half a century, Alpha Phi Sigma has continued to foster its four ideals: academic excellence, unity, leadership, and service. Designated in 1976 as the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, IUP’s local chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma conducts numerous fundraising and service activities and regularly attends the national conference, where members compete for scholarships and network with leading criminal justice professionals.