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

Certificate in Criminology

The Certificate in Criminology consists of 5.0 credits, including no more than 3.0 at the 100 level. The certificate program is offered on a part-time basis only and requirements must be fulfilled within five years from the date of entry.

5.0 credits:
3.0 credits Criminology and 2.0 credits Contemporary Studies

Required Courses (Criminology):
CC100 - Introduction to Criminology
CC210 - Psychology of Crime
CC300 - Theories of Crime
CC302/LY302 - Crime and the Justice System
1.0 elective credit in Criminology

Required Courses (Contemporary Studies):
CT121 - The World in the 21st Century
CT122 - Social and Political Thought
CT220 - Contemporary Studies Methodologies
0.5 elective credit in Contemporary Studies

Additional Information

  1. At least 3.0 credits of the courses counted towards the Certificate must be taken at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  2. Students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.0 to graduate.
  3. Students who wish subsequently to be registered in a degree program may be granted advanced standing toward the degree, subject to senate and faculty regulations.
  4. The application form for the certificate is available at the Office of the Registrar website: https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=517