Criminology - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Criminology @ UWin

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Do justice to your future career by studying criminology at UWindsor. Class sizes are small and there are lots of them to choose from, giving you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. We also offer practicums with government and community agencies, leading to jobs for graduates.


Sample Courses: Foundations of Social Life, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Youth in Conflict with the Law, Policing and Security, Drugs and Society, Surveillance and Society


Career Tracks: Border services, law enforcement officer, child and youth worker, social service and community agency consulting

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 77%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Explore crime and criminal actions within the context of broader sociological trends. Customize your degree by selecting courses that match your interests. You’ll love our small class sizes and the personal attention you’ll get from our faculty.


Sample Courses: Sociology of Families, Foundations of Social Life, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, Youth in Conflict with the Law, Policing and Security


Career Tracks: Community relations worker, mediator, immigration officer, probation officer, case worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Kristen Jeavons

"Studying Criminology at UWindsor was fascinating and exciting because it offered many hands-on opportunities beyond the classroom. During my third year, I was President of the Criminology Association, a student run organization. It gave me such a great experience of study, teamwork, and friendship that I carry with me as a student at Windsor Law today."

Kristen Jeavons
BA (Honours) in Criminology

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What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding legal structures and the organization of the criminal justice system from historical, sociological, and legal perspectives
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and social institutions with regard to regulation and policing
  • Assessing the effectiveness of diverse methods of law enforcement/behaviour management as it pertains to the prevention and reduction of criminal behaviour

  • Comprehending, interpreting, and assessing public policy and its impact on society
  • Understanding how economic, cultural, and societal changes affect human behaviour, with particular reference to the causes of crime and criminal behaviours
  • Understanding human social behaviour and the ways in which it influences policy development


105

Number of Graduates (2020)


94%

EMPLOYMENT RATE OF GRADUATES*

2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2019)

Explore your opportunities

  • Border services
  • Business advisor
  • Case worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Consultant
  • Correctional officer
  • Court monitor
  • Crime analyst
  • Detective
  • Development analyst
  • Immigration officer
  • Investigator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Pathology technician
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Security manager
  • Social worker
  • Teacher

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.


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