Certificate in Criminology


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 Academic Advisor and the University Calendar requirements for the applicable Criminology program.

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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/criminology

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of coursework according to the following:

Group A
CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminology3
CRIM 1101Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
CRIM 1107Canadian Legal Systems3
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes3
SOCI 1125Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures3
Group B
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Criminal Law
Methods of Research in Criminology
Criminal Justice and Psychology
Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Media
Introduction to Policing
Corrections: Theory and Practice
Youth Justice
Group C
Select any two undergraduate courses (normally numbered 1100 or higher) in disciplines other than criminology.6
Total Credits30

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Criminology.

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