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Minor in Criminology

The Criminology Minor provides students with critical thinking skills and substantive knowledge related to the structural, administrative, political and professional context of crime and criminal justice. Understanding the complexity and pervasiveness of criminal justice issues in various fields will provide greater depth and breadth to students' program of study and broaden their career preparation.

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (3):

CRM 100: Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice

CRM 102: Introduction to Crime and Justice or CRM 101: Understanding Crime in Canadian Society

CRM 400: Indigenous Governance/Justice or POG 440: Indigenous Governance/Justice

Plus three (3) of the following:

CRM 200 : Criminal Law
CRM 202 : Victims and the Criminal Process
CRM 205 : Gender, Sexuality and the Law
CRM 206 : Race, Ethnicity and Justice
CRM 300 : Policing in Canada
CRM 304 : Youth Justice in Canada
CRM 306 : Corrections in Canada
CRM 308 : Criminal Courts in Canada
CRM 316 : International Perspectives
CRM 402 : Criminal Justice and Social Inequality
CRM 515 : Gendering Justice
CRM 601 : Violence in Society


Students should read the Minors Policy in Ryerson's full-time calendar to determine whether they are eligible to pursue the Criminology Minor.