Criminology: Associate of Arts Degree
While obtaining the benefits of study across several disciplines, students in this program concentrate on theories of crime, law, and the administration of justice in Canada. Students are immersed in a multidisciplinary approach to understanding crime in context, how different communities respond to crime in Canada, crime statistics, and different methods that can be used in researching crime and social control.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, students are required to complete at least 60 credits, with a minimum of C in each course, and include the following courses.
|CRIM 1100||Introduction to Criminology||3 credits|
|CRIM 1101||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3 credits|
|CRIM 1107||Canadian Legal Systems||3 credits|
|CRIM 1208||Methods of Research in Criminology||3 credits|
|CRIM 1215||Interpersonal and Professional Development in Criminology||3 credits|
|CRIM 2103||Quantitative Data Analysis I||3 credits|
|CRIM 2330||Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour||3 credits|
|CRIM 2331||Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour||3 credits|
|CRIM 2341||Canadian Criminal Justice Administration||3 credits|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3 credits|
|ANTH 1217||Forensic Anthropology (or another lab science)||3 credits|
Any one of:
|PHIL 1100||Introduction to Philosophy||3 credits|
|PHIL 1110||Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics||3 credits|
|PHIL 1145||Critical Thinking||3 credits|
|PHIL 1150||Introduction to Formal Logic||3 credits|
Any one of:
|A course in the Humanities (as defined by the Associate of Arts degree framework)||3 credits|
And one of:
|PSYC 1100*||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3 credits|
|PSYC 1200||Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications||3 credits|
Any one of:
|CPSC 1100||Introduction to Computer Literacy||3 credits|
|CPSC 1103||Principles of Program Structure and Design I||3 credits|
Any two of †:
|CRIM 1207||Introduction to Criminal Law||3 credits|
|CRIM 2204||Criminal Justice and Psychology||3 credits|
|CRIM 2205||Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Media||3 credits|
|CRIM 2211||Introduction to Policing||3 credits|
|CRIM 2214||Corrections: Theory and Practice||3 credits|
|CRIM 2249||Youth Justice||3 credits|
|Three credits in second year arts, science, or other areas‡||3 credits|
* Students planning to complete the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology should complete PSYC 1100 because it is required for the degree program.
† At least three credits must be from either CRIM 1207, CRIM 2211, or CRIM 2214.
‡ If you selected ANTH 1217 as your lab science, this elective can be from chosen from the first or second year level. If you selected any lab science other than ANTH 1217, the elective must be in an Arts discipline other than Criminology at the second year level, and must be university transferable.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts degree in Criminology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Associate Degree
- Open intake
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