Gain real-world criminology experience at USM


USM’s criminology program is career-focused – and the campus location is a tremendous opportunities for graduates to put theory into action.


The Leavenworth-Lansing area and its proximity to the Kansas City area offers a wealth of practicum resources that are tailored to the individual student's goals and interests, including  placement for internships and careers in:


  • Federal, state and local law enforcement

  • Corrections

  • Juvenile corrections

  • Victim services

  • Social service agencies


Starting salaries in these professions generally range from $25,000 to $30,000. Many graduates pursue advanced criminology, criminal justice, sociology or psychology degrees, which can immediately increase your salary potential.