Majoring in criminology at FSC means studying crime and its causes and developing the ability to assess social policies and programs designed to address it.
These are complex issues, but we make sure you have the faculty expertise and broad range of learning opportunities to prepare you to make essential contributions to the field and to society.
Top Reasons to choose FSC for Criminology
You’ll get to participate in meaningful internships and study-abroad experiences.
We offer plenty of collaborative research opportunities with faculty.
You’ll learn from accessible professors with top-notch credentials.
You’ll conduct original research in our capstone seminar course.
Our professors have practical experience in the criminal justice system.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom
Most of our classes are discussion-based. Beyond just talking about readings, classes also examine real-life events, such as videos of parole hearings and trials and then debating the issues that are raised.
Through classes such as Judicial Processes, Methods of Social Research, and Criminalization of Mental Illness, your coursework as a criminology major covers all aspects of the field. In addition, you’ll be able to specialize in other disciplines and take a variety of courses that fit your career goals.
Students wanting to work in agencies or government often take business and management courses, while those wanting to specialize in the problems of adolescents and children might take education courses.
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Located in the City of Lakeland, near the county seat in Bartow, Florida, and within driving distance of Orlando and Tampa, FSC is perfectly situated for criminal justice internships at the local, state and federal level. Our students have found placements with the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshall’s Service, U.S. Probation, State Probation, various police and sheriffs’ agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and public defenders’ offices.