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Bachelor of Science

Understand the big picture of crime.

Looking at the big picture of crime as a social phenomenon offers vital insights on the causes and overall impact of criminal behavior. Through a sociological approach, the B.S. in Criminology program at Regis critically analyzes the social, political and environmental factors that drive crime and focuses on promoting positive social change.

A criminology degree from Regis offers a curriculum that critically analyzes the social, political and environmental factors that drive crime. Fully customizable, you'll be able to achieve your aspirations without interrupting your current career with courses offered online, on campus or a combination of both.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online + on-campus courses
5- or 8-week terms

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours
Generous transfer credit opportunities

Cost of Tuition
$475 per credit hour

Sample Criminology Classes

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CR 370: Criminal Deviance

Examine various criminal perspectives and specific psychological, biological and learning factors of individuals who may be predisposed to committing crime.

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CR 413: Crime Analysis

Analyze crime based on theory, data collection, crime mapping, crime disorder, problems in law enforcement and career opportunities.

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CR 427: Criminal Profiling

Learn the science of criminal investigative analysis and inferring distinctive personality characteristics of individuals responsible for committing criminal acts.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.S. Criminology program, including course requirements and application materials.

Criminology Career Paths

Criminal Justice

Careers in criminal justice normally have to do with the application of laws that correlate with criminal behavior. Those in the criminal justice field should expect to organize case records, keep an eye on criminal suspects and enforce the law.

Social Services

Working in social services involves helping vulnerable populations navigate government systems and find ways to succeed through difficult family and life circumstances such as homelessness, domestic violence and child custody issues.

Public Policy

Apply your degree to shape public policy through politics or continuing to law school. Careers in public policy may lead you to an elected position, government consulting role or legislative advisory organization.

Military Leadership

Military Leaders are not only in charge of a team of soldiers, but may also serve in investigative roles, law and policy positions, strategic advisory capacities or government positions.

Private Security

Serve and protect individuals and groups as a private security officer employed by public, private and government organizations and use your criminology skills to anticipate and understand crime.


Students who major in criminology may go on to work for government agencies such as the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security.

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Combine Your Bachelor's and Master's with the Regis FastForward Program

The FastForward program at Regis enables you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success. Through our dual degree combination options, you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.S. Criminology program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcript(s) from prior college(s)
  • Resume

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $475 per credit hour
Total program credits: 120

Total program credits are the number of credit hours required for graduation. Students transferring credit may be required to complete a smaller number of credits at Regis.  View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology is offered by the School for Professional Advancement within Regis College.