Criminology BA

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Criminology BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full time

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    Course Summary

    Criminology is a fast paced field which requires both a solid scientific and social educational background as well as the ability to think critically about a wide range of economic and public policy issues. The study of Criminology involves looking at social inequality, crime, violence and disorder, and how these factors interact with each other.

    A BA in Criminology from Laurentian University combines all of the academic social research skills you’ll need to really understand the discipline with a practical grasp of the Canadian criminal justice system. You’ll come to see what the deeper conflicts really are, and how they are reflected in media, corporate and government policy, religious movements and cults, and the unique needs of rural and indigenous groups.

    You will have the option to choose between several different types of Criminology degrees, including a Minor in Criminology, a Concentration in Criminology, a Major in Criminology, a BA (General) in Criminology or a BA (Honours) in Criminology.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Crime and Culture
    • Crime and Media
    • Crime, Illness and Disability
    • Crime, Punishment and Modernity
    • Explanations of Crime
    • Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
    • Institutions of the Criminal Justice System
    • Poverty and the Criminal Justice System
    • Research Methods and Data Analysis
    • Selected Topics I & II
    • State-Corporate Crime
    • Theories in Criminology
    • Understanding Society

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Contemporary Moral Issues
    • Crime and Culture
    • Crime and Media
    • Crime and Punishment in England, 1500-1900
    • Crime, Illness and Disability
    • Crime, Punishment and Modernity
    • Cults and New Religious Movements
    • Explanations of Crime
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System
    • Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
    • Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
    • Poverty and Criminal Justice System
    • Religion and Violence
    • Social Inequality: Gender, Race, Class and Power
    • Social Problems
    • Sociology of Law
    • Special Topics in Criminology I & II
    • State Corporate Crime
    • The Adolescent and Society
    • The Gendered Construction of Violence
    • The Sociology of Youth
    • Themes in Criminal Law
    • Violence against Women
    • Women in Conflict with the Law

    Learning And Teaching

    Laurentian University is dedicated to providing a close, intimate yet professional learning environment for all of their students. Their BA programs are delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also participate in skills workshops and a wide range of working skills based events. 

    Many of Laurentian’s degree programs also feature distance learning options – in fact, Laurentian is one of the largest providers of distance learning opportunities in the Province of Ontario.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you equally well for a career in indigenous affairs, corrections, law or policing as it will for a business or non-profit sector career. You’ll have access to an extensive list of optional modules, which will allow you to customise your degree for your chosen career.

    Recent graduates of this program have gone on to work with human rights organisations, social justice organisations, community safety organisations, security firms, and border, customs and immigration bodies.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Students must have already completed a secondary education, International Baccalaureate or an equivalent certification to apply to any of Laurentian’s BA programs.

     All classes are taught in English or French, and all international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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