48 months
19557 CAD/year
7320 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Justice programme from Humber College provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, approaches to understanding why crime occurs, and opportunities to evaluate societal and individual responses to deviance and social problems.

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Providing a breadth of knowledge and experience, the curriculum combines both theory and applied practice with the objective of helping students to meet the dynamic demands of working in the justice sector. The curriculum combines both theory and applied skills, providing the breadth of knowledge and experience you need to meet the demands of working in this field. Emphasis is is placed on understanding the perspectives of special populations, marginalized groups, front-line professionals and members of the community who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The functions of societal institutions are also critically reviewed in our courses.

In the first year of study, students will participate in a social science foundation year (common platform with other students from the Faculty of Social & Community Services). In Years 2 through 4, the curriculum will then focus on content specific to the criminal justice system. Knowledge and critical skills will be developed through collaborative work to help prepare for a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the justice field. 

Students of the Criminal Justice degree program from Humber College will gain a fundamental understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches developed in relation to crime, victimization, criminalization, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, policy studies, law and correctional practice. Courses include an in-depth study of the nature and causes of crime, processes for managing crime, deviance and anti-social behaviour, victimization, mental health, community safety, approaches to rehabilitation, recidivism, social policy, restorative justice, and alternatives to incarceration.

Your Career

Your career will allow you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities.

You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as:

  • border services officer
  • community crime prevention worker
  • court officer
  • federal parole officer
  • insurance fraud investigator
  • legal service worker
  • open custody youth worker
  • police officer
  • policy analyst
  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic Communications
  • Government and Social Welfare
  • Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Principles of Sociology 
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Ethics and Moral Theory
  • Counselling: Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

  • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
  • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19557 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19557 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7320 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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