New Students

If you are a “new” student to Carleton, take a moment to read through the Criminology program requirements to see the courses Criminology students are required take for the major and concentrations. You may want to stop by the office C562 Loeb, or make an in-person advising appointment, if you have questions about your course requirements.

If you are a “new transfer” student you should contact our office immediately upon receipt of your acceptance. This should be done before the registration period beings.

All students should consult with our office if you do not understand the statement written in the Carleton Calendar or on your academic audit about the MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CCJ ELECTIVES ALLOWED!
Call 613-520-2588!

Advising Tips

The BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice is subject to periodic curriculum changes. These changes could affect course selection and/or students making any program changes. If you plan to make a program change, please contact the Institute for advising at BEFORE making the change. We want to ensure that you meet degree requirements or don’t exceed the maximum number of CCJ Electives; both of which could jeopardize your graduation.

Always follow your academic audit! You can view it in Carleton Central. It lists your program requirements specific to you. For example, if we introduce a brand new course for the first time (like the new CRCJ 2100 this fall), if your audit says you need it, you do, but if your audit doesn’t say you need it, than you don’t. Always follow your academic audit.

  • NEW COURSE CRCJ 2200 added for Fall 2020. Required for all students under the 2020 program requirements.
  • CRCJ 2100 added as of Fall 2018. Required for all students under the program requirements for Fall 2018 and later.

NEW Fall 2020: Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice

This minor will be available to students who are not in the Criminology and Criminal Justice major. You will learn about criminal justice policy and institutions (e.g. crime prevention, surveillance, policing, criminal courts, corrections), criminological theories, contemporary issues in criminalization and punishment, and restorative and transformative justice initiatives. You can orient your Minor towards either legal or sociological perspectives on crime and punishment. Choosing from a variety of more specialized courses and seminars, you will also interact with more comprehensive and sophisticated topical and theoretical issues in specific areas. For more information, please click here.