The Minor in Criminology provides students with key concepts and issues in social science, criminal justice, and law. Students learn approaches to help understand crime, related social problems, and social responses to crime. The social impact of crime is given a dedicated focus within this field of study. Students will apply these skills and concepts to emerging issues in criminology theory and criminal justice policy.
A minor is subordinate to the major in that the academic minor is a university student's declared secondary field of study during their undergraduate studies. Some students prepare for their intended career with their major while pursuing personal interests with a minor. Other students may pursue a minor to prepare for further academic studies or to provide specific specialization and thus make themselves more attractive to employers. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts
Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/criminology
Students pursuing a minor in Criminology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses:
|CRIM 1100||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|CRIM 1101||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3|
|CRIM 1107||Canadian Legal Systems||3|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3|
|CRIM 2330||Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour||3|
|CRIM 2331||Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour||3|
|CRIM 2341||Canadian Criminal Justice Administration||3|
|3000 and 4000 Level|
|Select 15 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least one course from each of the three following core areas:||15|
|Theory and Methods|
|Advanced Theories of Crime and Community|
|Qualitative Research Methods|
|Contemporary Sociological Criminology|
|Contemporary Psychological Criminology|
|White-Collar & Corporate Crime|
|Issues in Youth Justice|
|Community Safety and Crime Prevention|
|Marginalized Groups and the Criminal Justice System|
|Policy and Program Evaluation|
|Law, Advocacy, and Conflict Resolution|
|Procedure and Evidence|
|Law and Society|
|Issues in Conflict Resolution|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Administrative and Regulatory Law|
|Community Advocacy and Human Rights|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Criminology.
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