Criminal Justice Studies

Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

Are you passionate about the field of criminal justice? Increase your knowledge of the structures and processes of the Canadian justice system with the Certificate in Criminal Justice. You'll learn about policing, corrections, psychology and more and prepare to enter justice-related occupations.

Further education

If you decide to pursue further education into a degree program at Douglas or a university, the majority of courses are transferable. To make sure your courses transfer, use the BC Transfer Guide as it has all the up-to-date information you’ll need to plan your education. Or, if you take the correct courses and electives, you can continue your education into the Criminology Diploma right here at Douglas College. 

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

** A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CRIM 1100

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3.00

CRIM 1120

Introduction to Policing

3.00

CRIM 1160

The Canadian Legal System

3.00

CRIM 1170

Introduction to Corrections

3.00

ENGL

ENGL 1130 (Highly Recommended) or

Any UT English Course

3.00

PSYC 1100

An Introduction to Psychology (I)

3.00

SOCI 1125

Social Processes

3.00

CRIM Elective

Select two 1000-4000 Criminology or Legal Studies courses

(1000-2000 level courses must be University Transferable)

6.00

Elective

Select one University Transferable course

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

Admissions Requirements

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.

Career 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 enrol in our Diploma program for full transfer credit.

Program 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.