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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DAC

Overview

Student meeting with prof Build on your Ontario diploma knowlege of criminiology and the law in this college-to-university advanced entry program.

Our program explores and critically analyzes criminological and sociological theories of why people commit crime. It also examines how societies define crime and who is considered a criminal. 

This program approaches the study of crime from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on a rich tradition from criminology, sociology, philosophy, psychology and law. In addition to examining why crime is committed, you will be encouraged to think about crime, criminal justice and its administration in ways that are consistent with the principles of fairness, equality, peace, and justice. 


In my fourth year at Ontario Tech, I signed up for practicum to be able to gain valuable hands-on experience. My placement at DRIVEN affirmed my passion and desire to build a career in the social services sector. Following this placement, I was hired on as the Program Manager and began working towards my career. Today, I am the Student and Volunteer Coordinator at Victim Services of Durham Region and I get to wake up loving my job every day. Riley Spigarelli Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and Justice Class of 2020


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below with a minimum B-/70 per cent average:

  • Child and Youth Care
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Customs Border Services
  • Police Foundations
  • Protection, Security and Investigation

- or -

A graduate certificate in Youth Corrections and Interventions presented concurrently with an Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below:

  • Court and Tribunal Agent
  • Law Clerk
  • Paralegal

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications. 


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offLow 70s
 In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward the 40 course Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.
The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DAC

Contact information

Career opportunities

Graduates will be skilled in taking leadership roles and more collaborative approaches within their own fields and within the related infrastructures of society.

You will be well prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities including:

  • Correctional office/case manager
  • Government researcher and policy analyst
  • Human rights advocate/community activist
  • Police officer
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Social services worker

Experiential learning

A limited number of fourth-year students have an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum is an experiential learning tool that provides students with opportunities to acquire workplace skills and knowledge, confront the relationship between theory and practice, and cultivate a sense of personal and professional development. The practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

  • Sample courses
    • The Canadian Legal System
    • Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Law
    • Deviance
    • Diversity and Justice
    • Hate Crime
    • Policing
    • Prosecution and Sentencing
    • Psychology
    • Social Control and Regulation
    • Social Policy
    • Theories of Crime
    • Victimology
    • Youth Crime

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.