• Criminology at Coker College
  • Criminology at Coker College
  • Criminology at Coker College
Criminology

As long as people break the law, society will need criminologists. If you have an insatiable curiosity, a strong sense of justice, and a desire to improve social conditions, a criminology degree will build on your natural abilities to prepare you for a fulfilling career. You will study all facets of crime—from the psychological motivations of criminals to the intricacies of law enforcement, prisons and parole systems—to fully understand the American criminal justice system and explore how to improve it.

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  • CRIMINOLOGY

    With individual attention and one-on-one support from engaged professors, Coker’s unique classroom experience is designed to maximize what you gain from every class. You will learn through interactive coursework how to recognize, analyze, and investigate patterns in information. Plus, our discussion-based learning philosophy actively develops your analytical and communication skills, teaching you how to think critically and ask purposeful questions—skills that are valuable to all employers. As an ALPHA student, you will earn criminology degree that meets Coker’s high academic standards—in a convenient and flexible schedule that fits into your busy life.

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  • A degree in criminology is the first step toward a wide range of careers. Some criminologists work on the front lines in law enforcement and criminal investigation, some are behind the scenes analyzing data to understand and predict crime, while others conduct research to inform major policy decisions. The criminology major provides a base understanding of criminology combined with a liberal arts core, preparing you for graduate study or entry-level positions in criminal justice agencies.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of police and detectives was $55,010 in May 2010. For probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, the median wage was $47,200.

    For more information on potential career paths, click here.

    Examples of alternate career paths you can follow with your criminology degree:
    • ATF Inspector
    • Bailiff
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • Chief Deputy
    • Child Welfare Caseworker
    • Correction Counselor
    • Correction Officer
    • Court Administrator
    • Court Clerk
    • Court Reporter
    • Criminologist
    • Customs Patrol Officer
    • Deputy Sheriff
    • Deputy U.S. Marshall
    • Evidence Technician
    • Federal Protection Officer
    • Fingerprint Technician
    • Immigration Guard
    • Import Specialist
    • I.R.S. Agent
    • Law Clerk
    • ATF Inspector
    • Bailiff
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • Chief Deputy
    • Child Welfare Caseworker
    • Correction Counselor
    • Correction Officer
    • Court Administrator
    • Court Clerk
    • Court Reporter
    • Criminologist
    • Customs Patrol Officer
    • Deputy Sheriff
    • Deputy U.S. Marshall
    • Evidence Technician
    • Federal Protection Officer
    • Fingerprint Technician
    • Immigration Guard
    • Import Specialist
    • I.R.S. Agent
    • Law Clerk
  • There’s no falling through the cracks here—Coker faculty members are engaged and invested in your success from day one. With professors who understand the demands and time constraints that ALPHA students face, you will find one-on-one support and guidance throughout your entire time at Coker.

 
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