Critical Criminology

The Honours Critical Criminology degree provides students the opportunity for an extensive examination of whose interests are served by ‘law and order’ ideologies, policies and practices of social control.

This degree offers a distinct orientation to law making, law breaking, law enforcement and social reaction.

Students will look beyond crime and punishment and explore larger issues of surveillance, criminalization, interpersonal and structural violence, and more. The Honours BA in Critical Criminology will expose students to criminology in the broader context of theories of justice and equity — an important distinction both in the field and in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Students can expect to graduate equipped with advanced training in theory and methods, as well as applied and practical experience, in order to become leaders in areas such as law, policy, research and data analysis, and public accountability arenas.

  • BA in Critical Criminology (Honours)
  • Minor in Critical Criminology

Expected cut-off: low 80s
OUAC Code: BBC


Career outcomes

  • Lawyer
  • Social worker
  • Court reporter
  • Victim advocate
  • Youth worker

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)