If you are in the process of majoring in criminology, what are some challenges that you have faced?
Im a senior in high school trying to become a criminal profiler. I will be the first one to graduate in my family!!😀 #criminal-justice #college #criminology
Congrats on pursuing the opportunity to be the first to graduate in your family! I am also a first-generation college student.
I majored in legal studies and criminal justice, similar to criminology.
I would say that most of my challenges were related to college in general, not specifically in criminology. I found it difficult to balance my course load, extra curricular activities and my jobs. My planner became my best friend really fast!
Most of my crim major classmates majored In criminology either doubled in psych or got a minor in it. Volunteer with the fields and get an insight into the various areas I.e victim services. Join the clubs in college and network, do well in college depending on what branch you wish to go into. I know some did national guard while they went through college as that gave them a different set of skills for law enforcement and an edge for applying to other departments as they branched out.
Once you graduate, you will need to do clinical work if you go for the Master's degree and a PhD in Criminology....as that is where the jobs/career will take you. You will need to work with inmates, psych patients in the hospital settings and in treatment centers and with juveniles to be a criminologist.