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Criminal Justice, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The program in Criminal Justice is grounded in philosophical, historical and theoretical approaches to criminal justice. Students develop a critical understanding of the nature,

role and function of our legal and judicial institutions and of the relationship between law and justice. In addition to courses about the criminal law and its applications, the program includes courses on public law, interpersonal dispute resolution, the nature of legal authority, theories of judicial decision-making, the dilemma of judges faced with immoral laws, and the world’s most famous trials in their historical context.


Key Features
  • Gain skills in critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, communication and problem solving.
  • Apply these skills in real world consulting experiences with your professors.
  • Participate in the thinking, reasoning, and debate required to help improve the social, political, economic and human conditions in today’s society.


Career Opportunities

Lawyer, graduate studies in a variety of disciplines, research, teaching, government careers, police, probation and parole, customs, insurance, and human resources.


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 48 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Legal Studies *
  • Public Law *
  • Introduction to Interpersonal Dispute Resolution *
  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Themes in Criminal Law

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6473 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6473 CAD per year and a duration of 48 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.


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