Criminology (BA)

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$60
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$25,320
Domestic tuition: CA$6,790

Program overview

As a Criminology student, you’ll delve into the exciting world of crime, criminals, victims and the law. Criminology isn’t like an episode of CSI; while forensics are part of what you’ll study, your classes will also draw on sociology, psychology and law to examine what defines a crime, why people commit them and how society responds. Criminologists focus on: Theories explaining the causes of crime; The social impact and reaction to crime and deviance; Victimization; The criminal justice system and law enforcement responses; and Crime prevention. At Laurier, you’ll get a well-rounded education that emphasizes critical thinking, theoretical explanations of behaviour, a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and communication and writing skills – which just about every employer you meet wants to see.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Minimum admission range of low 70s. Competitive admission range of low 80s. English at 60% HL or SL English at 3. IB Minimum Score: 24.

Career opportunities

addictions counsellor child protection worker claims examiner/adjudicator court clerk/officer crime prevention service officer crime reporter crime scene/forensic analyst fraud investigator immigration/customs officer insurance adjuster investigator law enforcement/security lawyer/paralegal loss prevention specialist mediator military officer ombudsperson policy analyst/advisor pre-trial services officer probation/corrections officer social worker underwriter

Campus location

Toronto , Canada

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