Program Requirements

Students seeking admission to Criminology should include

the following in their first year of postsecondary studies:

  • ★6 of junior ENGL
  • SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology
  • PSYCO 104 - Basic Psychological Processes
  • PSYCO 105 - Individual and Social Behavior
  • ★6 language other than English

Basic Requirements:

The basic requirements for the BA Criminology program are the same as those for the BA (see Arts Chart 1 ):

  • ★6 Junior English;
  • ★6 Language Other than English;
  • ★6 Study of Science;
  • ★18 Breadth and Diversity including ★6 in each of Groups One, Two and Three.

Subjects of concentration:

The principal subject is Sociology in which a minimum of ★36 at the senior level is required; a maximum of ★48 at the senior level is permitted.

The following Sociology courses must be included in the program:

  • SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Statistics
  • SOC 225 - Criminology
  • SOC 315 - Introduction to Social Methodology
  • SOC 327 - Criminal Justice Administration in Canada
  • SOC 399 - Field Placement in Criminology
  • SOC 499 - Advanced Field Placement in Criminology
Any one of the following:
  • SOC 224 - Sociology of Deviance and Conformity
  • SOC 226 - Social Studies of Surveillance
Any three of the following:
  • SOC 321 - Youth, Crime and Society
  • SOC 402 - Selected Topics in Sociology (with prior department approval)
  • SOC 403 - Individual Study (with prior department approval)
  • SOC 420 - Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • SOC 421 - Sociology of Punishment
  • SOC 422 - Native People and the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • SOC 423 - Crime and Public Policy
  • SOC 427 - Immigration, Ethnicity, and Crime
  • SOC 429 - Sociology of Law
  • SOC 430 - Women and Crime

The second subject is composed of a multidisciplinary combination of courses and requires a minimum of ★24 to a maximum of ★39.

No more than ★18 from any second subject department is allowed.
The following courses must be included in the program:

  • PSYCO 104 - Basic Psychological Processes
  • PSYCO 105 - Individual and Social Behavior
Any two of the following:
PSYCO 223 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSYCO 333 (233) - Personality PSYCO 282 (281) - Principles of Behaviour  PSYCO 325 - Applied Research in Developmental Psychology
PSYCO 327 - Adolescent Development PSYCO 239 (339) - Abnormal Psychology PSYCO 335 (435) - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Any four of the following:
ANTHR 207 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology ANTHR 401 - Ethnographic Methods B LAW 301 - Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy BUS 435 - Information, Ethics and Society CSL 100 - An Introduction to Community Engagement
CSL 300 - Theory and Practice in Community Service-Learning ECON 350 - The Economics of Public Expenditures ECON 378 - Law and Economics: Common Law and Economic Incentives ECON 379 - Law and Economics: Criminal Law and Economic Incentives - Not currently offered. EDPY 442 - Introduction to Counselling
HECOL 100 - Introduction to Principles and Practice in Human Ecology HIST 362 - History of Alberta HIST 368 - History of the Native Peoples of Canada to 1867 HIST 369 - History of the Native Peoples of Canada Since 1867 INT D 394 - Introduction to Criminal Law - Not currently offered.
HECOL 210 - Intimate Relationships HECOL 315 - Interviewing and Counseling HECOL 301 - Program Planning and Evaluation HECOL 313 - Family Dynamics HECOL 412 - Family Challenges
INT D 393 - Political Sociology NS 110 - Historical Perspectives in Native Studies NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies NS 200 - Aboriginal Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back NS 240 - Introduction to Aboriginal Legal Issues
NS 320 - Aboriginal Governments and Politics NS 340 - Aboriginal Legal Issues NS 442 - Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System) - Not currently offered. NS 485 - Urban Aboriginal Issues and Identities PHIL 250 - Contemporary Ethical Issues
PHIL 350 - Foundations of Ethics PHIL 368 - Topics in Social Justice PHIL 382 - Philosophy of Law: Theoretical and Social Issues POL S 327 - Aboriginal Peoples and Politics in Canada POL S 328 - Managing Modern Government
POL S 390 - Law and Politics SMO 200 - Introduction to Management for Non-Business Students WGS 102 - Gender and Social Justice WGS 360 - Race, Class, and Gender WGS 420 - Law and Feminism in Canada
WGS 431 - Feminism and Sexual Assault WRS 302 - Proposal Writing

Field Placement:

The final two years of the program must include the successful completion of SOC 399 and SOC 499. These courses are required as part of the principal subject of concentration and will involve supervised work experience. Students must obtain a minimum grade of B- in each component of SOC 399 and SOC 499 or repeat the entire course.