As a criminology & criminal justice major at Merrimack, you’ll study the causes, patterns and control of crime and criminal behavior in individuals, groups, organizations, cultures and societies. You’ll explore lawmaking, lawbreaking and their social consequences, and learn how to reduce crime and improve criminal-justice policies. In our required semester-long internship program, you’ll learn to apply criminological reasoning through supervised fieldwork experiences at agencies like the U.S. Probation Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families. Bonus? Not only will you get to test-drive your career options and learn from professionals in the field, you’ll gain a better understanding of your postgraduate education options and build a network for potential full-time employment after graduation.

Upon successful completion of the criminology program, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue a career in criminology or a related professional field such as law, criminal justice, conflict resolution or social work. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.