Overview

Barbara Rockell, Chair

The criminology major is housed within the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Several features distinguish St. John Fisher College's criminology major from other programs in the area, including but not limited to the following:

  • By marrying the two disciplines of criminology and criminal justice in one department, the College is following the lead of the best institutions in the country, acknowledging that similar levels of scientifically-driven analyses must be used to study those who offend the law, as well as the system/process established to respond to them.
  • The major reflects the strong liberal arts tradition of St. John Fisher College, with courses drawn from many of the arts and sciences, to enable a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of crime and the criminal justice system.
  • The faculty are not just academically-trained criminologists; most also have extensive and diverse backgrounds in the field of criminal justice, from  law enforcement and corrections to program/policy evaluation and analysis.
  • Our faculty are responsive to the most current scholarly, empirical, and programmatic information available in the national and international study of crime and criminal justice.

The completion of the major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Currently, there is no minor available in criminology.