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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Explore the dynamics of victims, criminals and the crimes they commit and how we as a society are positioned to react. Join an ever-evolving field armed with the knowledge to think critically and succeed in the criminal justice system.

About

The program in Criminology focuses on the relationships between social inequalities, crime, and violence in contemporary society as well as on particular social groups in conflict with the law.

It includes courses on the theories of criminology, the institutions of the criminal justice system, explanations of crime, crime and culture, racial profiling and policing in Canada, Indigenous people and the criminal justice system, youth and society, cults and new religious movements, state corporate crime, and crime and the media.

Students are trained in social research methods and analysis and have the opportunity to participate in research projects. 

 

Key Features 
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the criminal justice system and its affiliated institutions
  • Examine case studies and precedents in Ontario and nation wide to gain criminological and historical knowledge
  • Learn about community organizations that engage in social justice issues & everyday problem solving and use the skills and expertise gained in this course to further your career goals. 

 

Career Opportunities

Pursue a career in policing, law, youth & juvenile justice correctional institutions, and/or indigenous affairs. Private security establishments, border, customs and immigration and security, community and safety organizations, social justice & human rights organizations, parole officer.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, Laurentian University (LU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Laurentian University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Institutions of the Criminal Justice System
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis*
  • Theories in Criminology
  • Explanations of Crime
  • Crime and Culture
  • Crime and Media
  • Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
  • Poverty and Criminal Justice System
  • Sociology of Law
  • Special Topics in Criminology I
  • Special Topics in Criminology II
  • State Corporate Crime  
  • Crime, Punishment and Modernity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Applicants to our Bachelor of Arts programs require the successful completion of at least six grade 12 4U/M courses with a minimum overall average of 70% and must qualify to obtain their OSSD.

Most Bachelor of Arts programs require a grade 12 4U English and five other Grade 12 4U/M courses. Programs in Computer Science and Mathematics require a grade 12 4U English, a grade 12 4U Mathematics course in Advanced Functions, one additional grade 12 4U Mathematics course, and three other Grade 12 4U/M courses. Programs in Fine Art, Music, and Theatre Arts require an audition in addition to their course requirements (refer to the supplementary application section for further details).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22241 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22241 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6473 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6473 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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