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Welcome to the Criminology Department

The Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers multiple program options for students: Certificate in Criminology, Diploma in Criminology, Associate of Arts Degree in Criminology, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Major and Criminology Minor for those who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts with a double minor. The Bachelor of Arts in Community Criminal Justice (CCJ) is currently under review, and intakes have been suspended pending completion of the review. Courses associated with the CCJ will still be offered. Please check with an Academic Advisor to discuss which credential best suits your needs.

Students can also enroll in Criminology courses to fulfill elective requirements for other programs. For information on the program options, please refer to Program Details. For information on courses, please see Criminology Courses.

Check out the Top Ten Reasons to Study Criminology at KPU!

For more information, e-mail, call 604-599-3070, or drop by the Criminology Department Centre in Surrey Main 3881 on the Surrey Campus.



CRIM 4800 Practicum in Criminology and Justice

Are you interested in gaining valuable experience in a profession of interest?

* Application forms due September 20, 2017 for spring 2018.
Further information is available:
Email Dr. Evelyn Zellerer, Practicum Coordinator:

Criminology and Justice in Action

Criminology and Justice in Action Day
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Surrey Campus Conference Centre, Cedar 1205

This is your chance to meet with employers and volunteer organizations involved in the criminology and justice fields as well as find out about the many experiential course offerings available at KPU. To learn more about this exciting event, visit our events page:

Law School Forum
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Surrey Campus Conference Centre, Cedar 1205

Learn about application processes and legal programs from representatives of BC law schools as well as hear advice from a KPU student and faculty member on how to use your opportunities at KPU to launch your legal career. Pre-register today! For more information, email