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

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

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.

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for [subject]. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Criminology

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Criminology:

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Criminology, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.