Bachelor of Science
The growth of Forensic Sciences in recent years has been the result of the need for the application of scientific specialties to the medical and legal process of investigating and prosecuting crime. The major in Forensic Criminology will provide students with a specialized examination of the criminal justice system from both sociological and scientific perspectives. While Criminal Justice aims to study the breadth of criminal activities and its control through policing and corrections, Forensic Criminology explores the depth of crime, its causes and criminal motivation to address legal and investigative questions. Forensic means the application of science to the law. Through a focus on evidence and process, students are challenged to assess systemic and societal responses to various criminal populations and case studies.
The major serves to prepare students interested in the criminal justice system for careers in criminal justice and forensic investigations or to pursue further graduate studies. Consistent with the mission of Anna Maria College, this major will prepare students with a liberal education for professional service in society and the administration of justice.
The Learning Goals of the program are to: