The Regis Bachelor's in Criminology is designed for adults with some undergraduate credit and related work experience who want to earn a bachelor’s degree
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Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminology will give you insights into the criminal mind so that you can prevent criminal acts before they occur. Our criminology degree offers vital knowledge on causes and overall impact of criminal behavior. Our curriculum offers you a look at the big picture of crime as a social phenomenon while also promoting a positive societal change through a sociological approach.

Courses critically analyzes the social, political and environmental factors that drive crime. Additionally, this program is customizable, meeting your aspirations without interrupting your current career with courses offered online, on campus or a combination of both.

Career Opportunities

Regis’ program opens the door to many criminology jobs full of advancement potential. The skills you’ll develop through this program will be useful in a variety of industries and professions including:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Border Patrol and Immigration Officers
  • U.S. Customs Agent
  • Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Caseworker
  • Private Military Contractors
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Prevention
  • Victim Advocacy and Social Services
  • Private And Industry Security

Program Requirements

General Core Studies (45 credit hours)
Foundational Courses (12 credit hours)
CR 350 Introduction to Criminology (3 credit hours)
CR 360 Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credit hours)
CR 370 Criminal Deviance (3 credit hours)
CR 425 Professional Ethics in Criminology (3 credit hours)

Upper Division Requirements (33 credit hours)

CR 413 Crime Analysis (3 credit hours)
CR 426 Psychology of Crime (3 credit hours)
CR 427 Criminal Profiling (3 credit hours)
CR 429 Family Violence (3 credit hours)
CR 430 Sexual Homicide (3 credit hours)
CR 434
Victimology (3 credit hours)
CR 445 Homeland Security (3 credit hours)
CR 446 Perspectives on Terrorism (3 credit hours)
CR 460 Computer Forensics and Cybercrime (3 credit hours)
CAP 495D
CR 498E
Capstone Comprehensives, Criminology Major (3 credit hours)

Internship in Criminology (3 credit hours)

Elective (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following

CR 428 Youth Violence and Delinquency (3 credit hours)
CR 448 Homeland Security: Legal and Ethical Issues (3 credit hours)
CR 449 Vulnerability and Security (3 credit hours)
Fast Track Your Master’s Degree

Regis University’s combined bachelor’s to master’s program is ideal for goal-oriented learners who wish to complete a Master of Science in Criminology while minimizing the associated time and expense.

Students earning a bachelor’s degree in criminology can substitute two graduate courses from the M.S. in Criminology program for two upper division elective undergraduate courses. This means that you save time and money by having classes count for both your undergraduate and graduate degree.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details. 

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

At a minimum, applicants seeking a bachelor's degree in Criminology from the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online undergraduate application
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.
Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the Non-Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate tab.