Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Criminology
Description: How do societies define and respond to crime? How is law created and reformed, and what happens to people in the justice system? Explore these topics and gain an understanding of how they connect to broader issues of social regulation and control. Criminology is about defining and responding to crime (including organized crime, terrorism, corporate and state crime). As a criminology student, you will also delve into crime prevention, systems of regulation and punishment, policing, prisons, corrections, restorative justice, and human rights.

Take part in a new academic exchange program with the Department of Law, Catholic University of Brasilia or choose the co-op option for Sociology and Criminology, where you will be placed on a work term with an employer in this exciting field.

URL: Criminology at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

There is an additional fee for Co-operative Education ($489.70 per work term for Nova Scotia residents and $618.00 per work term for out-of-province Canadians).

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.