Criminology Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a criminology minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
Crim 101 3 Introduction to Criminology   Required B-Soc
Crim 131 3 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach   Required B-Soc
Crim 135 3 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective   Required B-Soc
Crim 220 3 Research Methods in Criminology Recommended: Any 100 level CRIM course Pre-Req for many Upper Division courses Q

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
CRIM 320 3 Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology CRIM 101, CRIM 220 Recommended Q
CRIM 321 3 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology CRIM 101, CRIM 220 Recommended  
CRIM 340 3 Criminal Justice Policy Making and Policy Analysis CRIM 101, CRIM 220 Recommended  
CRIM 441 3 Preventing Crime and Antisocial Behaviour: Designing and Evaluating Programs CRIM 101, CRIM 220 Recommended  
Total: 12        
Required: 18        

Synergy

As with other social sciences, Criminology involves both collecting data and making inferences. Knowledge of statistics helps ensure that the appropriate analyses are used and that the results are communicated in a useful and accurate way.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Policy Analyst
  • Crime Data Analyst