Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Criminology

The Honours Criminology program consists of 20.0 credits, including no more than 7.0 at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.5 and a maximum of 11.5 credits in Criminology (CC).

Students must complete all required courses (3.5 credits), plus a minimum of 6.0 additional CC credits. Of these 6.0 credits, at least 1.0 credit must be at the 300 level and at least 1.0 credit must be at the 400 level. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses:
CC100 - Introduction to Criminology
CC210 - Psychology of Crime
CC233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
CC300 - Theories of Crime
CC327 - Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CC400 - Advanced Criminological Theory

One of:
CC425 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CC426 - Qualitative Methodologies in Criminology

Additional Courses:
Any senior CC course in addition to the required list.

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Students completing the honours Criminology program are excluded from completing the Honours Law & Society program. Students may hold a minor in Law & Society.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: HS360 deleted; effective September 1, 2011.
Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.