By: Lindsay Carballo

What is Criminology and what do they do?

Criminology is the study of crime, criminals, and crime victims. Criminology involves solving crimes that happens in the streets, in police stations, courts, behind prison bars, ect.
Discovering the main cause of a crime and taking statistics of the criminal activity. .

What si the Salary range?

$40,000 - $70,000 annually.

What Education Level is needed?

There are several types of criminology degrees from associates to a doctoral degree. Most employers prefer applicants with a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
With a high school diploma you can qualify to be in criminology but you have to take many training academies, pass physical tests and exams. (But you won't get as much money as with a Bachelor's degree or higher.)

What certificates or test requirements are needed to be a Criminologist?

Study of:
  • Criminal Analysis
  • Law Enforcement
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

How long does it take to het a degree in Criminology?

It depends how high you want your degree.

Associates Degree
  • 1 and 1/2 years

Bachelor's Degree

  • 3 to 3 and 1/2 years

Master's Degree

  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 years


  • 2 and 1/2 to 3 and 1/2 years