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What will I learn?

OVERVIEW

Launch your criminal justice career with the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology. Whether your goal is to prevent crime in your community, provide legal services to new immigrants or refugees, become a lawyer, or police, parole or probation officer and more, you’ll get the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to make you a top contender both in the job market and for grad school.

What can a Criminology degree do for you?

Demand for graduates with a criminology degree is high – and that demand is even higher for grads with applied skills in areas such as crime prevention, risk assessment, demographic research, crisis intervention and conflict de-escalation.

Get work experience – before you graduate

With the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology, you’ll cultivate these applied skills and have opportunities to strengthen them through work placements with the Vancouver Police Department, private security companies and other agencies. You’ll graduate with 100 hours of work experience in the criminal justice field – giving you a leg up over the competition for jobs.

Concentrations

In the third and fourth years of the degree, you'll complete an applied specialization in one of the following areas

  • Community and Institutional Practice - launch a career in probation, parole or institutional corrections
  • Crime Analysis and Prevention- lay the groundwork for careers in policing, security management, community crime prevention and more.
  • Legal Studies - qualify for positions with agencies overseeing government regulations or that provide legal services, advocacy, policy analysis and more.

Graduate studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology degree and Honours degree are recognized by Simon Fraser University for graduate school. We recommend that students who plan to attend graduate school complete the Honours degree option. Both Douglas credentials are also recognized by law schools at the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria.

CRIM 3345 (Criminology Practicum) is offered once annually in the winter semester. Students must contact the Practicum Coordinator by August 31st to be eligible for registration.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,727.50 (US$ 13,787) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Douglas College

New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue,

NEW WESTMINSTER,

British Columbia (BC),

V3M 5Z5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

For international students

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

Completion of 60 credits with the following: A two year Liberal Arts or Science Diploma or Associate Arts (or equivalent) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Douglas College's Criminology and Legal Studies diplomas.

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

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