CRCJ 4910 & CRCJ 4920

Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ 4910 or 4920) is a research or reading course conducted under a faculty advisor’s supervision from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology. This course allows students to develop a 0.5 credit class that aligns with their interests and explore alternative research. Students are responsible for finding a faculty member to supervise this course. Profiles of Criminology Faculty and Cross-appointed Faculty from Psychology, Law and Sociology are available on our website:

Faculty and Staff – Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (carleton.ca/criminology).

Students may not include more than 1.0 credit of independent study in their total program.

Pre-requisite(s): Fourth-year standing in the BA Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice and permission of the Institute.

Ready to apply? Make sure to have a faculty member lined up as your supervisor before completing the Independent Study Application Form. Email the signed form to criminology@carleton.ca. Please submit a Registration Override Request form through Carleton Central to obtain Departmental Permission to register.

Application Form

To apply for the Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ 4910 or CRCJ 4920), all fields of this form MUST be filled in. Upon completion, the application is to be submitted to the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice for approval. Please refer to the CRCJ 4910/CRCJ 4920 information sheet for instructions on how to proceed upon approval of your application.

Please note: Only full-time faculty from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology may supervise an Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Please consult the current Institute Faculty and Cross-appointed Faculty supervision areas found at: Faculty and Staff – Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (carleton.ca).

Independent Study

The Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ 4910 or 4920) is a reading or research course conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology.
  • IE. 4910
  • Fall or Winter
  • IE. 2022
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Notice of Collection:  The personal information requested on this form is collected in accordance with Sections 38(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), RSO 1990 c.F.31 as amended. The CRCJ will not use the information you provide for purposes other than those stated upon this form unless the applicant provides express written consent. Should you have any questions concerning your personal information, don’t hesitate to contact the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1727 Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Tel: 613-520-2588 Email: criminology@carleton.ca.