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 in Criminology and 2.0 credits of Foundations

Required Courses (Criminology):
CC100 - Introduction to Criminology
CC210 - Psychology of Crime
CC290 - Theories of Crime I
CC302 - Crime and the Justice System
1.0 elective credit in Criminology (CC)

Required Courses in Foundations:
BF190 - Modernity and the Contemporary World
BF199 - Modernity: Critique and Resistance
BF290 - Academic Literacy: Social Sciences
BF299 - Academic Literacy: Humanities

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