Criminology provides students with a sound foundation for the understanding of crime and criminal behaviour, the administration of the criminal justice system in Canada, and, more generally, the processes of social order and disorder. Criminology incorporates theory, research methods, and knowledge from a wide range of other disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, law, psychology, economics, and philosophy.
- Apply to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English, are required
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
Bachelor of Arts Programs
- Criminology (specialist and major options)
There are no specific Criminology courses at the first-year level.
Advice for First Year
Faculty of Arts & Science students choose their program of study, such as Criminology, after completion of first year.
Students interested in enrolling in a Criminology program must complete at least two first-year, full-course equivalents from the following disciplines: Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Any course combination is acceptable. For detailed information about admission to the Criminology program please visit the Program Website.
Some graduates pursue further studies in professional areas such as law and social work, or graduate studies in criminology, psychology, or sociology.
Possible career options include:
|Customs inspector||Loss prevention specialist|
|Legal investigator||Probation officer|
|Legislative aide||Public opinion analyst|
I'm interested in Forensic Science. Is that part of the program?
Forensic Science is a science program and is a separate program offered only at the University of Toronto in Mississauga (UTM). If you are interested in this area please contact UTM
How do I become a Police Officer?If you are interested in a career in policing please visit the Toronto Police Service website