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About Criminology at University of Alberta

Criminology focuses on causes of criminal behaviour, labeling of behaviours as criminal, changing definitions of deviance and crime, the ways we count and measure crime, and social responses to it including the operation of the institutions that make up the criminal justice system.

Students complete two field placements involving supervised work experience in a relevant criminal justice setting. The placements stress practical applications of criminological theory and complement the academic component of the Criminology

program. Students are exposed to new people, information and gain valuable first-hand experience within the criminal justice system.

Why take the Criminology program?

The University of Alberta offers a BA in Criminology, which is the study of crime and social responses to crime. In this degree program, you will engage with excellent instructors and leading scholars in their fields through lectures, seminars, and one-on-one mentorship. You will develop a body of knowledge about behaviors, processes, and institutions related to crime, as well as skills in research methods and social theory. Our program provides the opportunity to apply and extend your knowledge through field placements, faculty research mentorships, and further experiential learning.

Why study Arts at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society. With over 900 distinct courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, you will find an academic pathway for you. Your studies will be enhanced by the rich insights that our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members bring to the classroom through unique insights drawn from their research and advancement of human knowledge. Academic excellence, innovative problem-solving, and experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as Community Service-Learning and Arts Work Experience programs, will give you the tools to thrive in a diverse and increasingly complex workplace.

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If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

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Entry requirements

Required Courses

One of the following courses

  • English (Literature & Composition)
One of the following subjects
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Languages other than English
  • Physical Education
  • Math/Sciences
Three of the following subjects
  • Humanities
  • Languages other than English
  • Math/Sciences

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