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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

Undergraduate Programs

Diploma and Certificate Programs

The Criminology certificate and diploma provide academic training to professionals and mature students working in the field of criminal justice, thus allowing them to improve their effectiveness on the job. The curriculum is not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials, but encourages those engaged in the administration of justice to critically evaluate and consider the increasingly complex challenges of our criminal justice system.

The required courses and electives afford students with an opportunity to develop skills in logical thinking and critical analysis. These programs encourage professional development for individuals with at least one year of related formal work experience.

Graduate Program

Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in criminology at Laurier may complete a Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology at Laurier Brantford. The MA Criminology program is a two-year research-intensive program that provides students with sound methodological and theoretical training as well as professionalization in the field of criminology and criminal justice. See the academic calendar for more information, including about admission requirements.