Degree: B.A.

The Criminology option within the Sociology department gives students a specialization that makes them valuable in a variety of industries including the judicial system. 

Why Study This Program?

The Criminology option within the Sociology major helps students to develop a specialized skill set with which they can investigate and comprehend the social world. Students focus specifically on criminological topics, which include courts and policing, corrections and juvenile delinquency. 

Graduates work in law enforcement, human service organizations, research based organizations, as well as local, state and federal government offices. A degree in Sociology also provides outstanding preparation for graduate school and law school.

What Will You Learn?

Students within this major must take sociology courses regarding theory, research methods, social statistics before specializing in Criminology courses. 

Sociology faculty members encourage student development outside the classroom as well. Students participate in a variety of valuable internship and volunteer opportunities, including experiences with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Lancaster Adult Probation and Parole Services, Lancaster County Juvenile Probation, the American Red Cross and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Students also have opportunities to work with Millersville University’s Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change. In doing so, students gain valuable work experience producing and analyzing sociological research within the local community by participating in community-based research projects and community surveys.