Undergraduate study in Criminology
What can you study in Criminology?
Criminology is not just about crime. As part of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology, you can study the wider issues that affect punishment and criminal justice, as well as topics such as:
- Prisons and corrections
- Violence and drugs
- Crime and popular culture
You can investigate the social, economic, cultural, political and legal determinants of criminality. You can also examine attempts to control crime both locally and internationally.
Structuring your major in Criminology
You can take a major in Criminology as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.
You will take Sociology courses at Stage I and Criminology courses at Stage II and III.
If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018
- For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
- For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
- For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.
Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Criminology. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.
You must pass the following courses as part of the
- One course from CRIM 201, 202
- CRIM 301 and CRIM 302