Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Criminology
Description: Our students acquire a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary understanding of the causes and definitions of crime and criminal behaviour, criminal law and its administration, and social and institutional responses to crime.

You will personalize your program by choosing one of three concentrations: Law, Psychology or Sociology. In addition, possible field placements in organizations such as the Crown Attorney’s Office, criminal law offices or the Royal Ottawa Hospital (Forensic Program) give you hands-on experience in real-life situations, including front-line work with offenders, victims, police and lawyers, to name a few. Other placements can match you with researchers and policy analysts involved in criminal justice and crime prevention.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa gives you research and employment opportunities at the Department of Justice, the RCMP, the Correctional Service of Canada, the National Crime Prevention Centre and the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime.

URL: Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 73 to 76
Prerequisites:*

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

  • Grade12 English (ENG4U)

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]