Why Choose Laurier’s Honours BA in Criminology and Policing?
- 100% online: coursework is accessible and convenient
- No prior law enforcement experience needed: an online criminology degree that’s great for either beginning or furthering a career in law enforcement or public safety
- Real world knowledge: Learn from professionals with experience in the field
- Gain a broader view of public safety through a combined focus on criminology and policing
- With three starts per year and applications accepted year-round, you don’t have to wait to begin advancing your education
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Laurier has produced career-ready professionals for more than 100 years. As a result, you’ll enter a program with an established curriculum taught by faculty who have worked in the field.
Below is a sample list of courses you will be required to complete for the online combined Honours BA in Criminology and Policing program:
- CC100: Introduction to Criminology (0.5 credit)
- PD200: Police Psychology (0.5 credit)
- CC/HS/PD312: Mental Health and Justice (0.5 credit)
- CC426/PD426: Qualitative Methodologies in Criminology (0.5 credit)
- CC210: Psychology of Crime (0.5 credit)
Careers and Outcomes with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
Although no prior experience in law enforcement is needed, the combined honours criminology/policing degree program requires an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with a mid-70s average, including university-level English at 60%.
In addition, transfer credits may be granted depending on previous educational attainment. After you apply, an admissions coordinator will assess your transcripts to determine how many transfer credits you may receive.
The online combined BA in Criminology and Policing gives you a broader educational base to succeed in jobs related to crime, justice, and criminology while allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest through curriculum electives.
Our graduates with an online bachelor degree in criminology have gone on to positions such as:
- Criminal Justice Faculty
- Director Review Board Representative
- Probation Officer
- Liquor Control Inspector
- Youth Probation Officer
To see a full list of potential career options, download the curriculum guide.