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Criminology Degree at University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001890
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Criminology Degree

The criminology program at University of Northern Iowa prepares students for careers as a police officer, corrections officer, forensic science technician, probation and community control officer, and loss prevention specialist. The program focuses on the systematic study of crimes as a sociopathological phenomenon and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Program courses include: theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, social attitudes and policy, and issues in law enforcement administration and policy. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer criminology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Criminology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UNI has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

    Bachelor's Degree61
    Master's Degree1

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)


    Students by Race (2010-2011)


Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Criminology program at UNI, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:


  • Description:

    Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, sociologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.1% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Criminology Programs in Iowa

Criminology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

100 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminology (B)
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William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminology (B)