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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to study crime as an individual phenomenon and as a social phenomenon, as well as societal and governmental reactions to crime, then you can become a criminologist. Study the origins and forms of crime, its causes and consequences.The Criminology program is offered by Simon Fraser University.
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Overview

The Criminology program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers several certificates, such as police, legal or forensic studies.

The school limits upper division admission to its major program. Entry is based on a formal application as soon as the lower division requirements are complete, for upper division admission effective the following term. Students are eligible to apply for entry to the major program after successful completion of 60 units, including the lower division group A and B required courses. Students should make application to the school immediately after they have completed the above requirements.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Community and Social Service Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Reporter
  • Criminologist
  • Immigration Agent
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Law Enforcement/Police Officer
  • Legal Investigator
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Criminology 
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior 
  • Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior 
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach 
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective 
  • Research Methods in Criminology 
  • Criminal Law 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must meet the general requirements, including English and quantitative skills, and the program-specific requirements
  • If you're an international student, you'll find program requirements organized by country
  • Admission to SFU is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from 80% to 90%, depending on the program.  All students must write the English 12 provincial exam and meet BC high school graduation requirements
  • Official documents/transcripts

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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