Follow the Clues to a Criminology Career

In order to reduce crime, we must first understand it. That’s why our B.S. in Criminology degree program emphasizes tangible skills and real-world case studies, supported by research-backed evidence. Our criminology courses empower you to understand criminal motives and deliver policy-relevant solutions. You’ll also gain plenty of hands-on experience, including an experiential capstone, internship or research capstone to conclude your program.

Our unique scholar-practitioner model sets our program apart from other criminology and criminal justice programs out there. Our faculty bring decades of experience to the classroom, including years of service as police chiefs, detectives, security consultants and crime scene investigators. They are more than happy to share their wisdom and knowledge with the next generation of criminology professionals.

The Regis B.S. in Criminology program offers flexible 100% online, on-campus and hybrid classes held in 7-week terms. Classes are capped at a small size to encourage a low student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you’ll receive individualized attention and mentorship from our world-class faculty.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online + on-campus courses
7-week terms

Transfer Friendly
Transfer up to 81 credits

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

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Join Regis Alumni Working In:

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.

Kristen Windler

"One of the things I like about Regis is they encourage service"

Name: Kristen Windler
Major and Graduation Year: B.S. Criminology, ‘25
Hometown: Denver, Colorado

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"I was drawn to Regis for a few reasons, but primarily its mission and focus on social justice"

Name: Amin Asfari, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor and Program Chair, Criminology
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

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By the Numbers

Median salary for a criminologist*
Projected job growth rate for forensic technicians**
Decline in violent crime since 1993***

*The Balance Careers
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, forensic science technicians, 2023
***Pew Research Center

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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 degree and a 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.

Imagine Yourself In...

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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.

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

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

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Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $515 per credit hour
Total program credits: 108-132 (credits taken at Regis University will vary based on your number of transfer credits)
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Regis sets you apart and prepares you for professional success — think of it as an investment in your future. And you may be closer to graduation than you realize. View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents that can save you time and money. Between our generous transfer policies, scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future undergraduate financing guide for lots of helpful tips.

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