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Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description

Criminal Justice

Learn about the criminal justice system and delve into the complex issues surrounding it such as the causes, prevention, and law enforcement responses to criminal behavior.

After you graduate from UFV’s Criminal Justice Bachelor program, you have gained the vocabulary and critical discernment to apply criminological and criminal justice principles to effect individual, community, and organizational challenges.

Admission requirements

There are two options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program webpage. 

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Program content

Core courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Problem Management Skills for Criminal Justice Interventions
  • Field Work Practicum
  • Advanced Theoretical Perspectives
  • Diversity, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada
  • Quantitative Research Techniques
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Professional Practice II
  • Field Work Practicum

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 


Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Career opportunities

Recent justice reform initiatives in British Columbia have created new avenues for criminal justice professionals to lead systems change, policy innovation, and legislative renewal. The government is seeking to build these reforms on insights from rigorous academic and applied research, and is collaborating with local universities such as UFV to develop results-oriented strategies to reduce crime, improve services, manage costs, and shorten delays.

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About this institute

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...

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Why study at University of the Fraser Valley

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Contact info

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia

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