Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (Pending NYS Approval)
Criminology is the study and exploration of the varied aspects of
crime including the process of defining crime; victimization and
the response of the criminal justice system to that victimization;
the response of society to crime, criminals, and victims; and
exploring the various reasons as to why people commit
Students who choose this program will, upon completion, be able
- Analyze crime using criminological theories
- Evaluate definitions of crime
- Critically analyze sources of information
- Explain the impact of crime
- Analyze the interaction between law and society.
Criminology at the Mount
Criminology majors will learn about the complex nature of crime
in society. This program offer students the opportunity to learn
about crime and justice in other countries; to compare causes and
possible solutions abroad, and to compare causes and approaches in
Students can experience the number of different and potential
career options available in this discipline by participating in
internships. Those who want to learn about various aspects of crime
or justice not offered in a course may create their own independent
study course, in collaboration with a faculty member. Students can
also assist faculty members with their research projects, including
data collection and analysis.
To be announced.
Where Mount Students Have Interned
Criminology students have participated in internships
representing the breadth and depth of the discipline of
- New York State Office of Children and Family Services
- New York State Police
- Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
- Orange County Probation/Parole (Adult Probation & Victim
- Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC)
- City of Newburgh Police Department.
Students have also secured internships working with mentally ill
offenders and community outreach programs.
Victim/Witness advocates, law enforcement personnel, corrections
personnel, substance abuse counselors, juvenile justice workers,
restorative justice program workers/directors, community service
agency directors, probation/parole officers, child welfare workers,
adult protective services workers, mental health workers.