Department of Sociology
and Criminology

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368

What Sets Us Apart

McMurry’s faculty is passionate about preparing you for a successful career in law enforcement. You’ll learn from highly skilled doctoral professors who are constantly updating their curriculum with the latest scientific and psychological advances. In a small classroom setting, you’ll receive individualized attention to help you thrive in and outside of college. You’ll explore every aspect of the criminal mind and choose a profession that fits your talent and passion. You’ll complete your degree with an impressive capstone project that will appeal to potential employers. Or begin your first steps toward a master’s degree for further academic study.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Criminology

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level.

Minor in Criminology

You’ll complete 20 credit hours, including six hours at an advanced level.


Graduates of McMurry’s criminology program work as criminal defense attorneys, criminal profilers, FBI agents, parole officers, police officers, social workers, private investigators and more. Your background in sociology and analysis will help you succeed in a range of career options. Or continue your studies with a master’s degree. Every day, you’ll be able to wake up knowing you’re making a difference as a guardian of your community.

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