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July 28, 2014
 
 
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Diploma/Certificate in Criminology



The Diploma and Certificate Programs in Criminology provides academic training to professionals and mature students working in the field of criminal justice, thus allowing them to improve their effectiveness on the job.  The curriculum is not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials, but encourages those engaged in the administration of justice to critically evaluate and consider the increasingly complex challenges of our criminal justice system.

The required courses and electives afford students with an opportunity to develop skills in logical thinking and critical analysis.  These programs encourage professional development for individuals with at least one year of related formal work experience.

The certificate program is offered on a part-time or full-time basis.

Students must obtain a 6.0 GPA to obtain their diploma or certificate.  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.

Applicants for must have some post-secondary qualification and/or work experience in order to apply for the diploma or certificate programs.


Diploma/Certificate Specific Program Requirements - Brantford Campus

DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Name Specific Requirements
Certificate in Criminology

4U English @ 60%,
Overall average in the mid 70's on best six 4 U/M courses,
Minimum one year work experience in a related field

Diploma in Criminology

4 U English @ 60%,
Overall average in the mid 70's on best six 4 U/M courses,
Minimum one year work experience in a related field

 

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 Criminology, 2.0 Contemporary Studies

Required Courses (Criminology):
CC100 Introduction to Criminology
CC210 Psychology of Crime
CC300 Theories of Crime
CC302 Crime and the Justice System
1.0 Elective in Criminology

Required Courses (Contemporary Studies):
CT121 The World in the 21st Century
CT122 Social and Political Thought
CT220 Contemporary Studies Methodology
0.5 Elective in Contemporary Studies

Notes
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.

 

Diploma in Criminology

The Diploma in Criminology program consists of 10.0 credits, including no more than 4.0 at the 100 level. The diploma program can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

10.0 credits -
6.0 Criminology, 2.5 Contemporary Studies, 1.5 Electives

Required Courses in Criminology (6.0 credits):
CC100 Introduction to Criminology
CC210 Psychology of Crime
CC300 Theories of Crime
CC302 Crime and the Justice System
CC400 Advanced Criminological Theory
3.5 Electives in Criminology

Required Courses in Contemporary Studies (2.5 credits):
CT121 - The World in the 21st Century
CT122 - Social and Political Thought
CT220 - Contemporary Studies Methodology
CT345 - Applied Democracy
0.5 Senior CT Credit
1.5 Elective Credits

Notes
1. Students must complete 6.0 credits at Wilfrid Laurier University after admission to the program.
2. Students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.0 to graduate.