The Bachelor of Arts program in Criminology and Criminal Justice has two basic sets of requirements:

The requirements to complete the Major in Criminology and Criminal Justice will include courses in Criminology, Law, Psychology, and Sociology.

Concentration courses in one of the three disciplines Law, Psychology, or Sociology. These concentration credits can be matched to your specific interests and career goals in the chosen discipline.

Students must complete both the major requirements and a concentration in one of the three disciplines. The remaining elective course requirements are chosen from other disciplines offered at the University.


Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in Criminology and Criminal Justice:

20.0 credits required.

The 20.0 credit (Honours) program offers a comprehensive approach to the field and provides students with the opportunity to receive an in-depth knowledge of research methods to prepare them for the Honours Research Project and other advanced topics offered in 4000-level courses.

1000-level Introductory courses in Criminology, Law, Psychology, and Sociology.
Electives in subjects of choice. First Year Seminars are recommended, but not mandatory.
2000-level Forensic Psychology, theories of criminal and deviant behaviour, the relationship between crime and social structures, Canadian Criminal Law, and Criminological Theories. Concentration requirements begin.
3000-level More specialized areas of criminology and criminal justice such as theories of assessment and treatment of offenders, selected issues within the criminal justice system, historical perspectives of crime, critical analysis of criminal law processes, or theories of punishment.
The Field Placement Practicum can be completed in 3rd OR 4th year. The placement is supplemented by a seminar course, which allows opportunities to share field placement experiences, discuss current criminal justice issues and learn from guest speakers with expertise in various areas of the criminal justice system. Students must apply by May 1st.
4000-level The Honours Thesis requires a Major CGPA of 10.0 (A-) and is conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member from Criminology, Law, Psychology or Sociology.
Advanced topic fourth year seminar courses.
The Honours program provides a solid foundation for graduate or professional studies or careers requiring research skills in Criminology.

Detailed curriculum information on the BA Honours:
BA Honours program as of August 2021

Bachelor of Arts, in Criminology and Criminal Justice

15.0 credits required.

The 15.0 credit program is available only to currently registered students after admission and to graduates of the Police Foundations program at Algonquin College through Articulation Agreement. Most 4000-level seminar courses and the Honours Research Project are not available in this program.

Detailed curriculum information on the 15.0 credit program:
15.0 credit program as of August 2021