Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Crime, criminality, and criminal justice are central concerns in contemporary Canadian society. In politics, law, policy and popular culture, the problem of crime and what to do about it command increasing attention and interest. The Criminology program will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to pursue study in this evolving and expanding field. You will explore the ways in which concepts of crime, criminality and criminal justice have developed over time. You will also investigate how crime is understood legally, politically, economically and culturally.

The program’s interdisciplinary approach is reflected in complementary relationships with a number of other academic disciplines including anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, socio-legal studies, and sociology. Students are able to choose courses from these disciplines as well as from the core program courses, each of which draws from a range of disciplines and is devoted to making connections between different areas of study.

Note: Criminology is not a pre-law preparatory program.

The Criminology program will focus on the analysis of:

  • crime
  • criminality
  • processes of criminalization and social control
  • organized crime
  • systems of justice
  • criminal justice systems


Possible Career Paths

  • Lawyer
  • Police officer
  • Community outreach worker
  • Conflict mediator
  • Policy analyst




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Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

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Full-Time, Part-Time

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