The criminology program allows students to gain a greater understanding of why crime occurs and how to effectively punish those who break the law.


Criminology is the study of crime and related issues from a liberal arts/social scientific perspective. As a criminology major, you’ll explore the theories, practices, and trends in crime and in the criminal justice systems in our society. You’ll focus on understanding how and why crime occurs, ways to examine these trends, and possible steps to intervene or punish those who break the law. And you'll gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice field.

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Lori Brown
Program Coordinator, Criminology
212 Joyner Hall
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(919) 760-8590
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Ann-Michelle Roberts
Criminology Resources

In most criminology programs, the majority of students are men. Because law enforcement agencies are seeking to hire more women, they frequently come to Meredith’s campus and talk with students about possible careers.

In addition, our location in the state capital with multiple levels of law enforcement agencies offers numerous opportunities for networking and excellent placements for field research and internships.

Criminology at Meredith

See how Meredith’s criminology program prepares women for careers in criminology through a focus on leadership development, internships, and opportunities to connect with local, state, and national professionals in the field.

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Criminology at Meredith