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October 14, 2015

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Certificate Application Form

Certificate in Arts I and II Application:


  • The applicant must not hold a university degree.
  • All courses have been taken on a part-time basis and at least one must have been taken after July 1, 1980.
  • The courses counted towards a Certificate must not, separately or in combination, contravene any regulations pertaining to the requirements of the General BA Degree.
  • At least 3/5ths of the courses counted towards a Certificate must have been taken at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • The applicant must have achieved a grade point average of no less than 4.00.

Certificate in Criminology Application


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 Criminology and 2.0 credits 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 credit in Criminology

Required Courses (Contemporary Studies):
CT121 - The World in the 21st Century
CT122 - Social and Political Thought
CT220 - Contemporary Studies Methodologies
0.5 elective credit in Contemporary Studies


  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.

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updated April 13/15