Why Criminology?

The undergraduate program in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies provides students with a sound foundation for the understanding of crime and the administration of justice in Canada and abroad, and, more generally, the processes of social order and disorder.

Criminology and Sociolegal Studies incorporates theory, research methods, and knowledge from a wide range of other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy, sociology, psychology, law and economics.

The courses in the program examine, to varying degrees, issues of social and ethical responsibility. The courses frequently challenge the students' perception of how the interests of various groups shape the manner in which society responds to unwanted behaviour. The program explores the nature of crime and the complexities in how society responds to it and the conflicting values inherent in the criminal justice system.

Areas of study include crime and criminal behaviour, theories of crime causation, criminal justice, principles and themes of Canadian criminal law, and an introduction to the criminal justice system.

Admissions Procedures

Prospective students applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science should visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Future Students website