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Criminology (BA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 80-86%+*

Law and order is only the beginning of criminal justice. This dynamic field deals with everything from understanding criminal law, to appreciating the roles of different stakeholders (such as victims, offenders and communities), to recognizing the complexities of providing ‘justice’ within, and outside of, the criminal justice system. Working in areas such as policing, courts, prisons, nongovernmental support agencies and social services, Ryerson graduates enjoy the rewards of helping to cultivate a just and fair society. In our socially diverse and rapidly changing society, criminal justice practitioners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and passion to uphold social values while responding to the fundamental justice issues of our time.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,419 - $7,641
International Fees Range: $24,792 - $24,842

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70 % or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.