"Criminology is the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon. It includes within its scope the process of making laws, of breaking laws, and of reacting towards the breaking of laws….The objective of criminology is the development of a body of general and verified principles and of other types of knowledge regarding this process of law, crime and treatment or prevention". (Sutherland, 1934)

The Bachelor of Arts Criminology program is well suited for students interested in a career in any aspect of the criminal justice system including law, policing, corrections, community, and related areas. The program offers students a specialized degree in criminology along with a well-rounded liberal arts education that includes Sociology as the subject of concentration, complimented by a set of interdisciplinary courses in Anthropology, Business, Economics, Educational Psychology, History, Human Ecology, Native Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, and Psychology.

High School applicants interested in Criminology can now apply directly to the program!

Admission for ALL applicants will be based solely on a competitive average and grade point average (GPA).

The renewed program will continue to offer a field placement stream, which will be available for already admitted criminology students through a competitive application process.

In the BA Criminology program there are two streams: Course Based and Field Placement.

Once admitted into the program, you may choose to stay in the Course Based Stream or apply to the competitive Field Placement Stream. If you are interested in the Field Placement Stream, there would be a department application process once you are in the Criminology program. NOTE: You must first apply to the Criminology program. Once accepted, you would then apply to the competitive Field Placement Stream. For more information on how to apply to this stream, please click here

Note: The BA Criminology Program is not available as an after degree program. Current criminology students in the program will follow the course requirements for the year they were admitted into the Criminology program. If you require further information, please speak with the Criminology Program Advisor and Field Placement Coordinator or consult the academic calendar.

Criminology Degree Guide