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Associate Degree in Arts - Criminology




What will I learn?

The Associate of Arts – Criminology Specialization is a fully accredited, 2-year program that prepares graduates with a comprehensive grounding in criminology/criminal justice issues.

Students are encouraged to meet with an Educational Advisor to plan a course schedule in order to meet the requirements of receiving institutions. Some courses are only offered every other year and course requirements are subject to change.

University transfer requirements

Additional course prerequisites may be required if you plan to transfer to a laddering program after completing your credential (e.g. SFU for a BA in Criminology or BCIT for a BTECH in Forensic Sciences.) Course prerequisites may include:

Biology 11

Chemistry 11

Math 11

Students missing prerequisites may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while completing the program.

Which department am I in?

Coast Mountain College

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,854.10 (US$ 9,587) per year
Start date

9 January 2023


Coast Mountain College

Terrace Campus,

5331 McConnell Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V8G 4X2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed English 12 or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: TOEFL (internet-based): Reading – 20; Writing – 20; Speaking – 20; Listening – 20; Overall – 80; IELTS (academic module): Overall – 6.0 No less than 5.5; Pearson's Exam (PTE-A): Overall 50 No less than 42.

For international students

Mature students

Select programs accept mature students (applicants over the age of 19) in lieu of high school graduation. Individual course requirements (e.g., English 12) still need to be met for program entry. Programs where accrediting bodies explicitly require high school graduation are exempt.

Recognized international language requirements

TOEFL (internet-based): Reading – 20; Writing – 20; Speaking – 20; Listening – 20; Overall – 80

IELTS (academic module): Overall – 6.0 No less than 5.5

International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC): Pass

International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP): "C" Grade

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Overall 50 No less than 50

Pearson's Exam (PTE-A): Overall 50 No less than 42


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