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What will I learn?

A Diploma in Criminology will be awarded to students who complete the equivalent of two years of required first and second-year courses at Northern Lights College. The diploma is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment positions and for continued studies in academic and professional programs. Relevant areas of work and additional education include Corrections, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, and Law Enforcement.

Career Prospects:

By taking a planned combination of Northern Lights College courses, students may gain entry-level employment in or prepare for continued study in the following fields: lawyer, sheriff, police officer, correctional services, parole officer, probation officer, border services, aboriginal liaison officer, or detachment clerk.

Affiliations:

Students who complete NLC’s Criminology Diploma with a minimum per course GPA of 2.00 are eligible to apply for block transfer into the third year of the JIBC’s >>Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES).

Northern Lights College courses transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia.

Courses:

The Criminology Diploma is comprised of the following 20 courses, ten of which will have been completed as part of the Criminology Certificate:

CRIM101 Introduction to Criminology
CRIM103 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
CRIM120 Research Methods in Criminology
OR SOSC 220 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
CRIM131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CRIM135 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
CRIM210 Youth and the Criminal Justice System
OR CRIM213 Women and the Criminal Justice System
CRIM230 Criminal Law
ENGL100 Academic Writing
MATH104 Introduction to Statistics
OR SOSC 207 Introduction to Statistics in the Social Sciences
POLI100 Politics and Government
OR POLI101 Government of Canada
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC102 Introduction to Psychology II
SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI102 Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI205 Deviant Behavior in Canadian Society

Plus one of:
ENGL105 Nonfictional Prose
ENGL110 Introduction to Workplace Communications
ENGL111 Poetry and Drama
ENGL112 Prose Fiction; etc.

Plus one of:
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Issues

Plus an additional three electives* at the 100- or 200- Level, chosen from a variety of disciplines.

Locations: Dawson Creek and Fort St. John (Fort Nelson and Chetwynd offerings are also available, but students at these locations must consult with the Program Chair before enrolling in the program to ensure course availability.)

Which department am I in?

Northern Lights College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,540.00 (US$ 16,639) per year
CAN $21,540 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022, 3 January 2023, 1 May 2023

Venue

Fort St. John Campus

9820-120 Avenue,

FORT ST. JOHN,

British Columbia (BC),

V1J 6K1, Canada

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,540.00 (US$ 16,639) per year
CAN $21,540 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022, 3 January 2023, 1 May 2023

Venue

Chetwynd Campus

5132 - 50 Street,

CHETWYND,

British Columbia (BC),

V0C 1J0, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability. International students must have documentation demonstrating the following Math Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade (60%) or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Math 11, Math 040, or equivalent. Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

For international students

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or

For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability.

International students and domestic students who received their secondary education in French or another language must show that they have met the NLC English requirement for baccalaureate-level programs specified above by demonstrating one of the following: · An IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0. Students with a writing band of 6.0 are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher in their initial semester. Alternatively, NLC will accept a TOEFL iBT of 78, Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) 60 overall band, Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) 8 in each section, Pearson Test of English (PTE) 57, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76, Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) 69 plus NLC's Writing Assessment.

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About Northern Lights College

With affordable courses and great work opportunities, Northern Lights College is a top choice for students to live and study in Canada.

  • Accredited Two-year diplomas and associate degrees
  • Affordable tuition fees – the lowest in British Columbia
  • Small class sizes with professors who know you by name
  • Amazing location – vibrant economy and welcoming community

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