Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

The foundation of the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice degree (Practicum Stream) includes 18 required core courses, three criminal justice option courses, 12 General Education courses and four Electives, for a total of 37 courses over four years.

The 18 required core courses in the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice degree (Practicum Stream) consists of the following:

  • CRJS 1001 - Introduction to Criminology
  • CRJS 1003 - Introduction to the Justice System
  • CRJS 1011 - Introduction to Human Relations
  • CRJS 1013 - Diversity Issues and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJS 2003 - Young Persons in Conflict with the Law
  • CRJS 2005 - Aberrant Behavior
  • CRJS 2009 - Selected Issues in Human Justice
  • CRJS 2013 - Interviewing Skills
  • CRJS 2015 - Introduction to Research Methods in Justice Studies
  • CRJS 3001 - Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • CRJS 3005 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • CRJS 3007 - Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 3009 - Crisis Intervention Strategies
  • CRJS 3011 - Criminal Law
  • CRJS 4001 - Canadian Charter Rights and Civil Liberties
  • CRJS 4003 - Criminological Theory
  • CRJS 5025 - Criminal Justice Capstone Practicum
  • PLSC 2243 - Law, Politics and the Judicial Process

All students in the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice (Practicum Stream) must complete three of the following criminal justice option courses (exceptions require department approval):

  • CRJS 2004 - Issues and Trends in Canadian Policing
  • CRJS 2006 - Corrections
  • CRJS 2008 - Geography of Crime: Prevention, Patterns and Trends
  • CRJS 2011 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJS 2017 - Corporate and White Collar Crime
  • CRJS 2019 - Restorative Justice
  • CRJS 4002 - Critical Analyses of Forensic Sciences in the Criminal Justice
    System
  • CRJS 4007 - Conflict Resolution
  • CRJS 4013 - Evidence and Procedures
  • CRJS 4015 - Advanced Topics in Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 4017 - Casework Methods and Practice
  • CRJS 4021 - Women and the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • CRJS 4401 - Indigenous People and the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Honours Stream

The 20 required core courses in the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice degree (Honours Stream) consists of the same courses as those previous listed for the Practicum Stream with the following exceptions:

In place of CRJS 5025 – Criminal Justice Capstone Practicum, students in the Honours Stream must complete:

  • CRJS 5001 - Honours Seminar
  • CRJS 5010 - Honours Research Project I
  • CRJS 5020 - Honours Research Project II

All students in the Honours Stream in the Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice must complete two of the criminal justice option courses listed previously under the Practicum Stream.