Framingham State's Criminology Program Ranked Nationally by

Framingham State's Criminology Program Ranked Nationally by

Jun 2, 2021

Framingham State University's interdisciplinary Criminology Program has been ranked 15th in the country by, a site used by 40 million visitors per month to research potential schools, degrees, and careers.

To compile the list, the organization considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected Framingham State University based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more.

"Our rankings focus on quality school programs that provide a high-value education, while still being accessible and affordable. That's why things like price, value, and attainability are major factors for schools in all our lists," the website states.

Framingham State's popular Criminology Program provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of crime. Through an interdisciplinary training drawing from courses in sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, political science, and more, students are introduced to three important dimensions of criminology:

  • The role of law and legal systems
  • Social-structural dimensions of crime and punishment
  • Individual-behavioral dimensions of crime and punishment

While the program attracts many students interested in criminal justice careers, it is also intended to offer students access to a broader array of career opportunities than that provided by training in Criminal Justice. Examples include employment in social work, education, non-profit, and social justice fields.

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About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.