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

There are changes to the program requirements for the BA in Criminology as of September 2016, 2017, & 2018. These changes could affect course selection for students admitted prior to Fall 2018, as well as any 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 2100 added for Fall 2018. Required for all students under the 2018 program requirements.
  • SOCI 2002 is no longer offered. Criminology students with a concentration in Sociology can replace it with SOCI 2000.
  • LAWS 3908 is no longer required for new incoming Criminology students with a concentration in Law. It can be replaced with 0.5 credit in free electives.
  • PSYC 3000 is no longer required for new incoming Criminology students with a concentration in Psychology. It can be replaced with 1.0 credits in free electives.
  • CRCJ 3003 is no longer offered. Criminology students can replace it with EITHER a CCJ Approved Elective at the 3000-level OR a free elective of their choice. Please seek advising to determine which option is better for you.