B.A. On Campus

Criminal Justice

Mount Royal University

36 months
22460 CAD/year
7100 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Criminal Justice program of the Mount Royal University is made up of a diverse group of individuals with many backgrounds and disciplines.


We are appalled by all forms of racialized violence, but consider those acts committed by law enforcement or those employed in the criminal justice system, to be particularly heinous because those are the people meant to protect all citizens in society. We, therefore, have a higher expectation for those employed in fields such as policing.

Additionally, we understand the causes and consequences of systemic forms of racism which are a direct result of generations of colonialism, segregation, and other intersecting inequalities. We also understand the responsive resistance.

While in Canada, our criminal justice system is different from that in the United States, but as individuals we are not. As teachers and researchers, staff and administrators, we will prioritize anti-racism, decolonization, and racial and social justice as cornerstones of our work. We pledge to work each day to foster equity, inclusiveness, respect, and solidarity among our faculty, staff, and students and within our curriculum, scholarship, meetings, and practices. We pledge to not turn away when we see acts of racism and to challenge all parts of the justice system to ensure it upholds the true meaning of justice. And we will work diligently to prepare our students to enter justice professions where they will work to eliminate oppression and dismantle the systems that perpetuate and sustain racial inequality.

Captivating Careers

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program of the Mount Royal University are in high demand by a wide range of employers within the justice system and beyond. Career opportunities remain strong in traditional criminal justice agencies such as public, policing, federal and provincial corrections and Canada Border Services. Graduates will also be prepared for employment as probation and parole officers, youth outreach workers, crime statistic analysts, emergency communications officers, police officers and crisis intervention workers.

Career Opportunities

  • Police officer
  • Crime analyst
  • Corrections service officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Justice System
  • Human Relations
  • Diversity Issues and the Criminal Justice System
  • Young Persons in Conflict with the Law
  • Aberrant Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply for admission
  • Official high school (secondary) transcripts
  • Apply for residence
  • International students are eligible for Mount Royal University entrance and in-course scholarships and nominated awards
  • If you will be studying in Canada for more than six months, you will need a study permit from the Government of Canada
  •  English Language Proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22460 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22460 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 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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