Planning Your Degree

Students are encouraged to plan out their degree (see sample course plan for a Criminology Honours Single Major). The degree checklists can be a useful tool for this process. In selecting courses and planning your degree, please bear the following requirements in mind:

1. General Education Requirement

For students entering the program prior to September, 2014, the General Education Requirement consists of 24 credits including: (1) a 6 credit 1000-level Natural Science course, (2) a 9 credit 1000-level Humanities Course, and (3) a 9 credit-1000 level Social Science Course.

For students entering the program after September, 2014, the General Education Requirement consists of 21 credits including: (1) a 6 credit 1000-level Natural Science course, (2) a 6 or 9 credit 1000-level Humanities course, and (3) a 9 or 6 credit 1000-level Social Science course. If you select a 9 credit Humanities course, you will need to take a 6 credit Social Science course, and vice versa.

2. Upper-Year Requirement

All students must complete at least 36 of their 120 credits at the third and fourth year level. In addition, a minimum of 18 of these 36 credits must be at the fourth year and at least 12 of these 18 fourth year credits must fall within your Major (i.e. Criminology). All courses, including Criminology courses, count towards this Faculty requirement.

3. College and University Transfer Credits

All college and university transfer credits, unless otherwise specified, are counted as "free choice credits."

4. Double-Counting Credits

Please keep in mind that you cannot double-count credits. If you take a course to satisfy one degree requirement, you cannot use this to satisfy another. For example, in the case of a double major in Criminology and Sociology, you cannot count a course as both a Criminology and a Sociology credit.