Criminology (BA (Hons))
Is It for You?
Criminology is the study of crime and justice, and their relationship to the police, courts, prison and other systems of regulation. You’ll gain hands-on experience through international exchanges, research and case studies. You’ll graduate with the ability to think critically about issues in law, social inequality, human rights, Indigenous justice, ethics, crime control and prevention. Upon graduation, apply your understanding of the critical issues of race, class and gender to the administration of the criminal justice system.
This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.
Double major options available after first year: Criminology and History, Criminology and Politics and Governance, or Criminology and Sociology.
Full Time: Four Year
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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 2021/2022
Domestic Fees Range: $7,035 - $7,103
International Fees Range: $30,010 - $30,413
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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 prerequisite 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:
Students are prepared to work towards defending social justice and human rights through inventive solutions to the fundamental justice issues of our time. They find opportunities working in social or victim services; support prisoners and people in conflict with the law; defend migrant and refugee rights; and advocacy for Indigenous, gender and youth justice. You may choose to pursue law school or graduate studies in criminology, social justice and other disciplines.