The Criminology major is a four-year degree program in Minnesota with a focus on the factors and motivations that lead to deviance and criminality in our society. The program draws upon knowledge from multiple disciplines; with a strong Biblical foundation, students will learn to assess and analyze criminal behavior and crime scene evidence. The criminology framework for this course employs a diverse knowledge base that affects criminality including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, biology, nutrition, literacy and faith.


Why choose Criminology studies at Crown?

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  • Solid career potential.


  • Hands-on experience in the field.


  • Classes are designed to provide students with practical experience in their area of study.


  • Students are encouraged to complete at least one internship/practicum in which they gain valuable real-world experience.


  • Covers multiple fields of study, simultaneously providing students with a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

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Students will be given opportunities to build professional contacts and to explore areas of interest throughout the criminology field through instructors who are former or current practitioners within the field of study. In addition to diverse field trips and other experiences, students are required to participate in an internship which collaborates with federal, state, county and local agencies and organizations (both faith-based and secular) to provide hands-on training and experience during criminology programs in Minnesota.


You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Criminology majors have boundless opportunities.


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There’s nothing like hands-on learning. Every Criminal Justice and Legal Studies major is encouraged and provided help to find an internship to gain real-life experience. Go beyond the classroom out into the courtrooms, neighborhoods, and precincts to discover your future career.


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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

What Will I Study?

  • Business Law
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Minds
  • Law & Literature
  • History of War Weapons: Knives to WMDs
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • American Constitutional Law
  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
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