Criminology involves the scientific analysis of crime, of the criminalization process, and of social control. Criminology is also an applied discipline in which students explore various forms of intervention to help resolve problems and conflicts. It focuses on five broad phenomena: the nature and dynamics of behaviour that contravenes social norms; the social construction of norms and of the notion of crime; the criminalization of specific behaviours; individuals and groups in social relations; the goals and workings of the criminal justice system; and contemporary forms of intervention.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
CRM 1300Introduction to Criminology3 Units
CRM 1301History of Criminological Thought3 Units
CRM 2300Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
CRM 2301Positivist Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2302Societal Reaction Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2303Research Methodology in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2310Community Action and intervention in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3301Contemporary Critical Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3303Individual Intervention in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3334Quantitative Research in Criminology3 Units
CRM 4302Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
CRM 4304Qualitative Research in Criminology3 Units
One option from the following:12 Units
Option 1: Field Placement
Field Placement
Assessment of Field Placement
Option 2: Course Stream
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 3000 level
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level
Optional courses in criminology (CRM):
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM)6 Units
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level6 Units
54 elective course units54 Units
or 24 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units