The Certificate in Criminology is a 30-credit program offering students an introduction to criminology and other disciplines as well as post-secondary training for careers in criminal justice agencies. On completion of the Certificate, students have the option of entering the Diploma in Criminology, Associate of Arts in Criminology, Bachelor of Arts in Community Criminal Justice, or Bachelor of Arts, Major or Minor in Criminology. Students who want to ensure that they do not have to make up additional coursework should choose their optional criminology courses carefully in consultation with an Educational Advisor and the calendar requirements for the applicable Criminology program.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students are required to complete 30 credits of coursework according to the following:
GROUP A (all of)
|CRIM 1100||Introduction to Criminology||3 credits|
|CRIM 1101||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3 credits|
|CRIM 1107||Canadian Legal Systems||3 credits|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3 credits|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3 credits|
GROUP B (three of the following)
|CRIM 1207||Introduction to Criminal Law||3 credits|
|CRIM 1208||Methods of Research in Criminology||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|
|Select any two undergraduate courses (normally numbered 1100 or higher) in disciplines other than criminology.|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Criminology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Open intake
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