BA Criminology

Program Overview

Criminology is the study of crime and is an interdisciplinary field in behavioural and social sciences and is studied in order to help the law. The role of Sociologists, Psychologists, Philosophers, Psychiatrists and Social Anthropologist come into play. Criminology is derived from the Latin word crimen, which means ‘accusation’. In simple terms, Criminology is the study of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Criminology is a branch of Sociology, however, it has been studied in one way or the other for thousands of years. Other than Sociologists, Forensic Scientists also play a major part in Criminology. 

Career Opportunities


  • Crime scene investigators,
  • Criminologists,
  • Correctional administration service.

 Private domains –

  • Online fraud investigators,
  • Transaction risk analyst,
  • Security specialist,
  • Document examiner etc.
  • Sector- Documents and currency verification in airports, star hotels etc.

Programme USPs

  • Based on competitive exam syllabus is framed
      • Modular – General studies for UPSC exam(prelims and mains)

Programme Outcomes

  • The students are gained knowledge in  fundamental principles of crime, as well as social problems and their reparations.
  • They also practice in various sectors viz  Forensic Science laboratory, Scientific Investigation, Court Functions, Criminal Psychology, Cyber Investigation, Penology, Victimology, Forensic Medicine, Police Administration, Security, and Vigilance, among other subjects.

Programme Duration


Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

 +2,Any subject with Above 50 %

Programme Structure


  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Sociology of law
  • Child and Law
  • Ethics and Culture
  • Jurisprudence                               


  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Crime scene management 
  • Criminalistics practical
  • General Studies -I


  • Forensic Psychology
  • Fingerprints and Questioned Documents
  • Penology and Correctional Administration
  • Police Station Management
  • White Collar Crime
  • General Studies -II


  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology- Practical
  • Police Science and Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidences(CrPC & IEA)
  • General Studies -III


  • Major Criminal Laws
  • Crime Prevention
  • Risk and Vulnerability analysis
  • Basics of Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Application
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology


  • Project and Viva Voce
  • Internship
  • Victimology
  • Advanced Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine
  • Socio-Economic Crimes
  • Modular-General Studies

Credits & Evaluation

  • Internal Assessment-2
  • Model Examination-1
  • End Semester Examination
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