Criminology (BA)Wilfrid Laurier University
About this Program
Level: Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
Discpline: Criminal Law
Length: 8 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Brantford Campus Campus
As a Criminology student, you’ll delve into the exciting world of crime, criminals, victims and the law. Criminology isn’t like an episode of CSI; while forensics are part of what you’ll study, your classes will also draw on sociology, psychology and law to examine what defines a crime, why people commit them and how society responds. Criminologists focus on: Theories explaining the causes of crime; The social impact and reaction to crime and deviance; Victimization; The criminal justice system and law enforcement responses; and Crime prevention. At Laurier, you’ll get a well-rounded education that emphasizes critical thinking, theoretical explanations of behaviour, a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and communication and writing skills – which just about every employer you meet wants to see.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.