Undergraduate study in Criminology

What can you study in Criminology?

Criminology is not just about crime. By studying for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology, you can explore 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.

Courses

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.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Criminology major:

  • CRIM 208, 301

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.