Major in Criminology

The Major in Criminology is for students who are interested in the Power and Justice area of the Sociology Department and want a module with some course offerings across departments.

 Major in Criminology (Checklist)

Admissions Requirements: Students must complete 1.0 courses at the 1000-level to enter the module (Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B,) with no mark below 60%. Students must request entery into the module during Intent to Register in March.

Module Requirements: The Major in Criminology consists of 6.0 credits and can be completed as either a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

  • Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology (0.5 course)
  • Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology (0.5 course)
  • One of the following theory courses (Sociology 2263A/B, Sociology 2240E, Sociology 2270A/B, or Sociology 2271A/B (0.5 course)
  • Sociology 2266A/B Crime and Society (0.5 course)
  • Sociology 3260A/B Sociology of Law (0.5 course)
  • 1.0 course from: the former Sociology 2140, Sociology 2261A/B, Sociology 2228A/B, Sociology 2257A/B, the former Sociology 2259, Sociology 2267A/B, Anthropology 2238A/B, Law 2101, Philosophy 2080, Political Science 3332F/G, Psychology 2032A/B
  • 1.5 courses in Sociology numbered 2100-2999
  • 1.0 courses in Sociology numbered 3000-4999

Note: Students who entered the module in 2021 or earlier may follow either the previous module requirements  or the new 2022-present module requirements. The 2022-present module allows for more course enrollment flexibility.

The Criminology Major can be combined with other modules in the Sociology department or a module from another department. Students may be interested in The Honours Double Major in Sociology & Criminology or the Double Major in Sociology & Criminology.