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What will I learn?

As a Criminology major you will examine the factors that cause crime rates to rise and fall, develop your skills and knowledge about the justice system, and explore new and innovative approaches to dealing with crime and the communities affected by it. At Saint Michael’s we take a truly integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to Criminology that combines skill development, foundational knowledge, and creative application into one integrated whole.

Our graduates pursue careers in law enforcement, victims’ advocacy, correctional drug counseling, community justice coordination, law school, and more. At Saint Michael’s we encourage all of our students to ask critical questions about justice, inequality, and public safety, and the relationship of these principles to our nation’s unfortunate history of racialized incarceration. Guided by the Edmundite principles of social justice and human dignity and using Vermont’s experience as a national leader in Restorative Justice, our program exposes students to key issues faced by professionals and administrators in law enforcement and the justice system, and provides them with hands-on opportunities to address public safety through internships at places such as Vermont State Police or the state-wide network of Community Justice Centers.

Criminology is a multi-disciplinary program with courses in three separates but overlapping areas of preparation:


Skills and Knowledge Base


The course plan builds upon the College’s strength in the social sciences in order to equip students with strong research skills, while also introducing new courses that will expose students to some of the key issues faced by practitioners and administrators in law enforcement and the justice system. Additionally, the curriculum that will introduce students to innovative programs aimed at addressing public safety through mobilizing community efforts in creative efforts such as Vermont’s highly regarded Restorative and Community Justice network.

Which department am I in?

Saint Michael's College

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$46,175.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2021


Saint Michael's College

One Winooski Park,



05439, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application must have completed a high school record and strength of college preparatory curriculum (including the senior year of high school). Applicants should have at least sixteen Carnegie Units of college preparatory course work in high school including some combination of the following (in order of importance). Four years of English; While courses like speech and other English electives are interesting, students are recommended to take those in addition to (not as replacements for) English courses with a strong emphasis on writing and the reading of literature. Two to three years of the same foreign language; A minimum of two are required, but it is highly recommended that applicants pursue as many years of language as possible. Three to four years of theoretical mathematics; Three to four years of science, including at least two lab sciences; Three to four years of history and social sciences.

For international students

Students must complete their high school from a recognized institution.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL (IBT) - 79

Cambridge - C1

Duolingo - 110

Application Deadlines for Fall Semester: June 7; for Spring Semester: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.