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Criminal Justice Studies

Faculty: Humanities & Social Sciences
Department: Criminology
Credits: 30.0
Length: Two semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam, New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview
The Criminal Justice Certificate Program appeals to students who do not plan to transfer to a university program but who want to take courses in the field of criminal justice to increase their knowledge of the structures and processes in the Canadian justice system. For many, this program provides an opportunity to consider vocational goals or to prepare for access to justice-related occupations. For students who decide to continue their studies at university, the majority of courses transfer.
curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements

Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Semester I

Course Title Credits
*CRIM 1100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3
*PSYC 1100 An Introduction to Psychology I 3

*ENGL 1130

Academic Writing 3
*SOCI 1125 Social Processes 3
*CRIM 1120 Introduction to Policing 3

Semester II

*CRIM 1160 The Canadian Legal System 3
*CRIM 1170 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIM Elective   3
CRIM Elective   3
Any University Transfer course   3

*Required core courses.

**Criminology electives can be any lower- or upper-level Criminology course provided the prerequisites have been completed. 

career transfer pathways
The majority of courses in the Criminal Justice Certificate Program are university transferrable, so students can continue their studies at a university if they wish. However, students who intend to study criminology at the university level should enroll in our Diploma program for full transfer credit.
admission requirements

General College Admission Requirements

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

upcoming info sessions
Tuesday 5:00 PM September 13, 2016 COQ room: #A1470 register»
Thursday 5:00 PM September 15, 2016 NWC room: #N2201 register»