Students planning to transfer to a university should complete a minimum 24 credits (to a maximum of 60 credits) of courses that are transferable to their desired university. Admission is competitive and will be based on their grade point average. Certain programs will have other supplemental requirements, so it is important for students to visit the university’s website.
Douglas College Criminology Diploma students wishing to transfer to Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Program
If a Criminology Diploma student wishes to satisfy SFU transfer requirements, they should choose the following as electives: CRIM 2254, CRIM 2261, PSYC 1200, and PSYC 2300. They should also complete both CRIM 2251 and 2252 in order to transfer to SFU. *Important: The pre-requisite for PSYC 2300 is Principles of Math 11 with a minimum of “C” and PSYC 1100 and PSYC 1200 with a minimum of “C-.”
It is strongly suggested that students keep current on SFU’s lower division requirements, which are subject to change, and consult with an academic advisor should questions arise. This will help ensure seamless transfer to SFU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. See here for specific lower and upper division program requirements at SFU:
Douglas College Criminology Diploma or Associate of Arts students wishing to transfer to the Douglas College Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
Students need to complete the requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree, or equivalent for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, at Douglas College. The following are the graduation requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college:
6 credits (2 courses) first-year English electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Humanities electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Social Sciences electives
6 credits (2 courses) first-year Arts electives
18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts electives in 2 or more subject areas
3 credits (1 course) first-year Lab Science elective
3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective
3 credits (1 course) first-year Math, Statistics or Science elective
9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives
See here for further details on the Associate of Arts: http://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/ASARTS
While completing the Associate Degree in Arts, students should complete the following Psychology courses as they are required for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, at Douglas College: PSYC 1100, PSYC 1200, PSYC 2300*, PSYC 2301. As well as two of the following: PSYC 2315, PSYC 2341, PSYC 2360. *Important: The pre-requisite for PSYC 2300 is Principles of Math 11 with a minimum of “C” and PSYC 1100 and PSYC 1200 with a minimum of “C-.”
Douglas College Criminology Diploma or Associate of Arts students wishing transfer to the BCIT Forensic Science Option or the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option
Completion of the CRIM diploma or Associate Degree in Arts do qualify for BCIT’s Forensic program admission. This program has a two-step admission process.
Step 1: Pre-entry assessment:
Applicants must have a pre-assessment with the program area to identify necessary pre-entry courses. Please contact the BCIT Forensic Program Assistant to make arrangements (http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/845bbtech#entry). You can apply if you have completed necessary pre-entry courses.
Step 2: Completion of one of the following options prior to admission:
Option 1: A two-year diploma (minimum of 60 credits) or associate or bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or
Option 2: A minimum of 60 credits of courses fulfilling the requirements of the first two years of study towards the completion of a defined undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution (e.g. BA, BSc, BComm, BASc, etc) or
Option 3: A minimum of 60 credits of courses from one or more recognized post-secondary institutions (minimum of 18 credits at second-year or higher level) or
Option 4: Certification as a police constable AND completion of 30 credits from a recognized post-secondary institution or
Option 5: Meeting of alternate entry/exception policy. Applicants must contact a BCIT Program Assistant for particulars. A completed pre-entry assessment document from the program area must be uploaded with your application. Processing times depend on individual assessment and could take up to 3 months to complete.
It is strongly suggested that students keep current on BCIT’s entrance requirements (which are subject to change). This will help ensure seamless transfer to BCIT. See here for BCIT’s program requirements in forensics: http://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics/
Douglas College Criminology Diploma or Associate of Arts Students wishing to transfer to another accredited post-secondary institution
Please read the receiving institutions lower division requirements and consult with a Douglas College academic advisor should you have any questions about transferring. The BC transfer guide can provide you with information regarding the transferability of specific Douglas College courses to other institutions, in BC. See here: http://www.bctransferguide.ca/
If you are uncertain about your career aspirations and/or which receiving institution you would like to further your studies, consider arranging an appointment to consult with a Criminology Coordinator. Appointments can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org