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Criminology (BA)

Criminology (BA)

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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.
  • Interested in law? Our Criminology program can also be combined with a law degree (LLB) from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Your first two years in the Criminology program would be completed at our Brantford campus.
  • 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

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


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 and review our program requirements.

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