Carleton University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice undergraduate program has existed for over 40 years. It is one of the longest-running criminology programs in Canada. It was first introduced as a concentration in Criminology and Corrections within the Majors of Psychology and Sociology, as well as the combined Majors of Psych/Soc, Psych/Law and Soc/Law.

The interest in Criminology steadily grew, and it became a Major unto itself in 1998 while keeping the interdisciplinary format for which it has become so well known. Enrollment far exceeded expectations, and the program continues to be one of the largest BA programs on campus today.

The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice is an academic unit within The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA). Our faculty brings together diverse academic units that prepare graduates to address regional and global challenges with the aim of building better societies and attracts students and scholars who seek to interact with and bring positive change to the community and world around them.

FPA offers its students a number of valuable opportunities, including:

  • International learning experiences
  • Carleton University Research Opportunity (CUROP)
  • IPAF 4900 research mentorship opportunity