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Criminology (BA)


 brantford

Gain an in-depth understanding of how crime, victimization, and the law affects the world around you.

In our Criminology program, you'll investigate how criminal acts are defined, why people commit them, and how society responds.


Program Highlights

  • Our engaged professors are active in cutting-edge research on topics such as policing, media and crime, international crime, sex work, and youth crime. Your professors bring their research and experience into the classroom, ensuring that you learn about the most contemporary issues in criminology.
  • You can combine your Criminology major with another honours program at our Brantford campus, such as Society, Culture and EnvironmentHuman Rights and Human Diversity, or Psychology.
  • Our Criminology program has a unique international focus in areas such as global terrorism, international "white collar" crime, and environmental crime.

Sample Courses

  • Multiple Murder
  • Gangsters, Goodfellas and Wiseguys
  • Global Terrorism and Security
  • Crime, Media and the Law
  • Mental Health and Justice
  • Deviance and Diversity
  • Cyber Crime
  • Youth Justice
  • Addiction and Crime
  • White Collar Crime

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Psychology Minor
  • Law and Society Minor
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor
  • Youth and Children's Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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