Criminology BA

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Criminology BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 679 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 2,532

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Criminology is an exciting field which requires not just scientific and social educational background but also the ability to think critically and a deep understanding of the economic and public policy issues which impact crime. The study of Criminology involves looking at social inequality, crime, violence and disorder, and how these factors interact with each other. 

    In addition, you can make this a combined Honours degree by adding a major in Psychology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, or Society, Culture and the Environment.

    Laurier’s BA in Criminology will see that you gain all of the academic social research skills necessary to understand the discipline on a deep level. You’ll gain a firm grasp of the Canadian criminal justice system, but you’ll also come to see how deeper social conflicts affect criminality. You’ll learn how these issues are reflected in media, corporate and government policy and even religious movements, and come to understand the unique needs of rural and indigenous groups. 

    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.

    Note that adding a major in Society, Culture and Environment, Human Rights and Human Diversity or in Psychology will open up many more elective modules. 

    Criminology Modules Include:

    • Addiction & Crime
    • Adv Issue in Theory & Practice
    • Adv Quan Meth in Criminology
    • Adv Quantitative Rsch Methods
    • Adv Studies on Policing
    • Comparative Criminal JusticeCriminology
    • Contested Issues in Just. Sys.
    • Crime Policy & Leg. in Canada
    • Crime, Media and the Law
    • Criminal Courts & Trials
    • Cybercrime
    • Gangsters, Goodfellas
    • Global Terrorism & Security
    • Global, Crime & Soc Justice
    • Intro to Crim. Justice SystemCriminology
    • Intro to Soc Science Rsch Meth
    • Introduction to Corrections
    • Introduction to Criminology
    • Introduction to Policing
    • Multiple Murder
    • Outlaw BikersCriminology
    • Penology
    • Psychology of Crime
    • Qual Fieldwork in Deviance
    • Qual Methods in Criminology Criminology
    • Rsch & Professionalization Sem  
    • Statistics in Criminology
    • Theories of Crime I
    • Theories of Crime II
    • Thesis in Criminology
    • Transitional Justice
    • Victimology
    • White Collar Crime
    • Youth JusticeCriminology

    Learning And Teaching

    Laurier’s combined Criminology BA program is delivered primarily through lectures and seminar sessions, though you will also attend skills sessions, workshops and special events. It is intended to give you the technical, theoretical and policy analysis skills you’ll need to prosper in this field.

    You’ll gain hands on skills in social justice, research and related subjects. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of scientific investigation techniques, critical thinking and ways to apply what you’ve learned to real world situations. 

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program have founded very rewarding careers as underwriters, social workers, probation and corrections officers, pre-trial services officers, policy analysts and advisors, ombudspersons, military officers, mediators, loss prevention specialists, lawyers and paralegals, law enforcement or security officers, investigators, insurance adjusters, immigration or customs officers, fraud investigators, crime scene or forensic analysts, crime reporters, crime prevention service officers, court clerks and officers, claims examiners and adjudicators, child protection workers and addictions counsellors.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. This must include English content. 

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

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