- BA in Criminology
- MA in Criminology and Social Justice
- Minor in Criminology
As part of the degree requirements for an MA in Criminology and Social Justice, the program offers two streams for in-depth learning — the Major Research Paper (MRP) and the Field Placement.
Doing a Field Placement offers opportunities to:
Through the Field Placement, students will apply and test their classroom learning in settings such as:
Typically, a Field Placement will involve 120-hours or four weeks of full-time equivalent placement with an appropriate organization during the Spring/Summer term (May – July). All placements must be completed by the end of the Spring/Summer term in order to graduate in the Fall.
The Field Placement may be paid or unpaid.
Students need to complete five requirements to receive a Pass grade:
During the Winter term (January - April), students will prepare for their Field Placement.
Students will attend three seminars in the Winter term. The objective is to prepare the students to translate academic concepts and research evidence into practice, applying these to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
Note: Other seminars with guest speakers from the sector will be scheduled from time to time during the Winter term. Attendance at these seminars will be voluntary.
Vulnerable Sector Screening
In compliance with Ryerson University policy, all students working with vulnerable members of society are required to complete a police vulnerable sector screening (VSS) before they can be part of a field placement.
Vulnerable Persons defined as: Persons who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others, or, deemed by the University, to be at greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
The process of applying and funding the cost of the VSS will be the responsibility of the student. The VSS must be valid for the duration of the Field Placement.
Vulnerable Sector Screening Policy and Procedure
Prior to commencing their Field Placements, students will complete and get the relevant signatures for: