Degree Requirements

Honours BA Single Major Program

Students in the Criminology Honours (Single Major) program have one major subject in which they must complete 54 credits. To continue in an Honours program, students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 5.0. Students whose Cumulative Grade Point Average falls below 5.0 during the course of their studies may proceed in an Honours program, on warning, provided they meet the year level progression requirements: Grade Point Average; Fewer than 24 credits 4.00; 24 to 53 credits 4.25; 54 to 83 credits 4.80. Students who do not meet the conditions outlined above may continue their studies only in a BA degree program.

Students must complete at least 54 credits in criminology, including:

  • AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 (with a minimum grade of B);
  • AP/CRIM 2650 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2652 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2653 6.00;
  • 12 Credits chosen from the list of 3000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 credits chosen from the list of 4000-level Criminology courses;
  • 12 additional credits chosen from the extended list of Criminology courses, including at least six credits at the 4000-level.

Note: Please see individual course offerings for prerequisites, course and degree credit exclusions. Students must achieve at least a grade of B (6.0) in CRIM 1650 6.00 in order to be permitted to continue as a major in criminology, or to pursue additional criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Upper-Level Courses: (a) 3000-level and 4000-level courses: at least 36 credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level; (b) 4000-level courses: at least 18 credits of these upper-level courses (including at least 12 credits – in the major) must be at the 4000 level.

Honours BA Double Major Program

Criminology may be pursued jointly with any other Honours bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved major degree programs in the Faculty of Health, or Faculty of Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other faculties. Courses taken to meet the criminology requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the other Honours bachelor's degree program.

Students must complete at least 48 credits in criminology, including:

  • AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 (with a minimum grade of B);
  • AP/CRIM 2650 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2652 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2653 6.00;
  • 12 Credits chosen from the list of 3000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 credits chosen from the list of 4000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 additional credits at the 4000-level chosen from the extended list of Criminology courses.

Note: Please see individual course offerings for prerequisites, course and degree credit exclusions. Students must achieve at least a grade of B (6.0) in CRIM 1650 6.00 in order to be permitted to continue as a major in criminology, or to pursue additional criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Upper-Level Courses: (a) 3000-level and 4000-level courses: at least 36 credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level; (b) 4000-level courses: at least 12 credits in each major program.

Honours BA Double Major Interdisciplinary Program

Criminology may be linked with any Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Students must take at least 42 credits in criminology and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet the criminology requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least six credits in criminology and six credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA programs.

The 42 credits in criminology must include the following:

  • AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 (with a minimum grade of B);
  • AP/CRIM 2650 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2652 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2653 6.00;
  • 12 Credits chosen from the list of 3000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 credits chosen from the list of 4000-level Criminology courses.

Note: Please see individual course offerings for prerequisites, course and degree credit exclusions. Students must achieve at least a grade of B (6.0) in CRIM 1650 6.00 in order to be permitted to continue as a major in criminology, or to pursue additional criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Upper-Level Courses: (a) 3000-level and 4000-level courses: at least 36 credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level; (b) 4000-level courses: at least 18 credits of these upper-level courses (including at least six credits in each major) must be at the 4000 level; many disciplines require 12 credits at the 4000 level in the first major subject.

Honours BA Major/Minor Program

Criminology may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved minor degree programs in the Faculty of Health, or Faculty of Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other faculties. Courses taken to meet the criminology requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the Honours Minor bachelor's degree program.

Students must complete at least 48 credits in criminology, including:

  • AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 (with a minimum grade of B);
  • AP/CRIM 2650 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2652 6.00;
  • AP/CRIM 2653 6.00;
  • 12 Credits chosen from the list of 3000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 credits chosen from the list of 4000-level Criminology courses;
  • 6 additional credits at the 4000-level chosen from the extended list of Criminology courses.

Note: Please see individual course offerings for prerequisites, course and degree credit exclusions. Students must achieve at least a grade of B (6.0) in CRIM 1650 6.00 in order to be permitted to continue as a major in criminology, or to pursue additional criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Upper-Level Courses: (a) 3000-level and 4000-level courses: at least 36 credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level; (b) 4000-level courses: at least 18 credits of these upper-level courses (usually including 12 credits – in the major and six credits – in the minor) must be at the 4000 level.