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Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
85,357 CAD
Start dates
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
Surrey (British Columbia)
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology program provides students with a broad, liberal education in social science, criminal justice, and law. Students learn scientific research methods, legal, philosophical and theoretical approaches to aid in understanding crime and related social problems, and social responses to crime. The BA degree program builds on the central core of method and theory and affords students opportunities to hone abstract, logical thinking, and critical understanding of the issues, arguments, and debates that shape the discipline's character and aims.

Students who graduate with a BA degree may apply to law school or pursue a graduate degree in criminology or other disciplines. Those who are interested in applying to graduate school, or who prefer a more extensive research experience, are encouraged to undertake a structured program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Major in Criminology.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a major in Criminology must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1100 Level

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Canadian Legal Systems
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Methods of Research in Criminology
  • Interpersonal and Professional Development in Criminology
  • Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Formal Logic

2000 Level

  • Quantitative Data Analysis I
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
  • Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
  • Canadian Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Media
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Corrections: Theory and Practice
  • Youth Justice

3000 and 4000 Level1

  • Qualitative Research Methods

Group 1: Theory and Methods

  • Advanced Theories of Crime and Community
  • Contemporary Sociological Criminology
  • Critical Criminology
  • Contemporary Psychological Criminology

Group 2: Criminal Justice

  • White-Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Community Corrections
  • Issues in Youth Justice
  • Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Minorities and the Criminal Justice System
  • Policy and Program Evaluation

Group 3: Law, Advocacy and Conflict Resolution

  • Procedure and Evidence
  • Law and Society
  • Issues in Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • Community Advocacy and Human Rights

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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