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.

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
Major in Criminology 2022 (Checklist)

Note: Students who entered the module in 2021 or earlier may follow either the previous module requirements  or the new 2022 module requirements. The 2022 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.