Criminal Justice, B.A. | University of Winnipeg | Winnipeg, Canada
36 months
15240 CAD/year
4089 CAD/year
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The Criminal Justice program at the University of Winnipeg explores issues including justice, crime, law, offenders, victims, the criminal justice system and other forms of social sanctions and controls with emphasis on studying the institutions of justice.  

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Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary degree offered by University of Winnipeg that provides our students with a strong social science degree developing critical thinking, writing, and research skills.

Increasingly, modern and progressive police forces, legal agencies, and correctional organizations are recruiting individuals with education in related areas such as criminal justice, and with good reason.  

Our program provides you with both the historical background and current research on the Canadian criminal justice system, gives you an overview of crime causation theories, and an understanding of the role of the law and its application in society. 

You will also gain insight into enduring debates in the justice system such as crime control versus due process, rehabilitation versus punishment, limits of state powers, wrongful convictions, difficulties confronting our Aboriginal peoples, victims rights, and how best to manage youth crime.

Sample Career 

Graduates of this Criminal Justice program at the University of Winnipeg  will find career opportunities in policing and law enforcement, intelligence analysis, and federal, provincial, or civic corrections. They may find work as police officers, probation officers, parole officers, border services workers, social service providers, or addictions counsellors. 

This program provides excellent background training for those seeking admission to law school. Students interested in graduate school in Criminal Justice or Socio-Legal Studies are encouraged to pursue an Honours degree in Criminal Justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Corrections
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Criminal Justice and the Media
  • Institutional Corrections
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Policing
  • Victimology 
  • Crime Careers
  • Race and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Intelligence Analysis
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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90 alternative credits
  • 4 years: 120 credits  


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15240 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4089 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4089 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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