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Certificate 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing knowledge of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), its mandate, and its actions.
  • Learning about international cooperation activities through supranational doctrine and treaties, as well as their effect and limitations.
  • Topical knowledge about key contemporary international issues in crime and criminal justice, such as human trafficking/smuggling of migrants; digital technologies and crime; and counter-terrorism.
  • Practical knowledge relating to the detection and prevention of crime and criminal justice issues, specialized to each module.
  • Training from a variety of international perspectives to encourage critical thinking about subjects.
  • Exposure to advanced areas of study defined and administered by the UNODC.


Global Crime and Justice consists of 2.0 credits and is available in an online format on a part-time basis. Required courses: 2.0 credits (0.25 credit x 8) with an overall cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Available Courses

  • UNDC100: Introduction to the UNODC
  • UNDC101: Integrity and Ethics in Promoting Culture of the Rule of Law
  • UNDC102: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
  • UNDC103: Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants
  • UNDC200: Anti-Corruption
  • UNDC201: Transnational Organized Crime
  • UNDC202: Illicit Misuse and Trafficking of Firearms
  • UNDC203: Digital Technologies and Crime
  • UNDC204: Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime
  • UNDC205: Counter-Terrorism

Honours or general undergraduate Laurier students from any campus or program may enrol in these courses as electives.

Note: For any academic concerns or help understanding program requirements, contact Academic Advising.

Certificate Completion

When all courses are completed successfully with a 4.0 GPA, you may submit a request to graduate.  Certificates are issued semi-annually in October and June.