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Criminology

  • Criminology
  • Sociology & Criminology
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Criminology examines criminal activity, legal issues, policing, regulation, the criminal justice system, and security as major factors in society. In our program—the most established in Ontario—you’ll learn how crimes and illegalities are defined, the enforcement and administration of laws, punishments and sanctions, and issues of law, morality and justice. A strong foundation for such careers as police services, corrections, border services and social service agencies.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This program combines sociological and criminological thinking and approaches to understand social relations, social institutions, organizations, interpersonal interactions, criminal activity, legal issues, and the criminal justice system and challenge common sense assumptions.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Grade 12 English required.

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Functional Knowledge

  • 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

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

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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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

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 [2017]

94

Number of Criminology Graduates (2017)

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Criminology Graduates

  • Academia
  • Business: research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Corrections
  • Education and counselling
  • Government services
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Police services
  • Security agencies (public and private)
  • Social research agencies
  • Social service and community agencies

Career Tracks*

  • 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
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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