Learn about the implications of crime and how to handle it within our society from instructors who have experience on the front lines as lawyers, youth workers, police officers, policy makers and psychologists.
In the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminology program, you’ll study the criminal mind, and the intricate system society has designed to deal with criminal behaviour.
A Criminology Associate of Arts Degree can lead into a Criminology Major or Minor Bachelor of Arts Degree program at a university, and in most cases will allow you to transfer to the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program at other universities.
To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Criminology, students must complete:
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any BC college:
* English courses can include courses in written Communications and Creative Writing that transfer to one of the BC research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit. A maximum of 3 credits can come from such an equivalent; at least 3 credits must be earned in an actual ENGL course so-named. For purposes of the Associate of Arts degree, English courses cannot be counted as Humanities courses.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To confirm whether a course is designated as "humanities" or "social sciences", check the Associate of Arts degree graduation checklist. Economics courses are Arts courses. Arts courses may also include Mathematics courses.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC, or UVic).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
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.