Criminology-Philosophy Major (BA)
- Criminal Forensics (Minor)
The criminology-philosophy major is designed for students who want to understand the philosophical underpinnings of criminal behavior, criminal justice, law, and political authority. You’ll examine the structure of the U.S. legal system, why it works the way it does, and how it should work. This program examines criminal behavior and the state’s response, then contextualizes it within logic, ethics, and political theory. It gives you a broad perspective on what makes people commit crimes, what we can do about it when they do, and how we as a society should react and evaluate legal transgressions in an ethical and fair way.
You can be part of something bigger than yourself by studying criminology-philosophy at the University of Lynchburg. We offer small class sizes with expert professors who value your education. One-on-one interaction helps you understand the philosophical and moral underpinnings of our judicial system.
As a Lynchburg criminology-philosophy student, you’ll:
- Gain critical insights into the criminal justice system, how it functions, and how it should function in an ethical sense.
- Develop a broad perspective on why people commit crimes, as well as why and how society should react.
- Earn your degree in a unique program designed to help you challenge, change, or work within the legal system.
Nicolas Frank, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Kenneth Wagner, PhD
Associate Professor of Criminology