Criminology Degree at University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

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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 (2015)

Bachelor's Degree70
Master's Degree1

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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:

Regulatory Affairs Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.



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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sociologists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 120 students completed this program


  • Criminology (B)

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program


  • Criminology (B)

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program


  • Criminology (B)

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