Curriculum Guideline

Criminology (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPCRIM
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Criminology
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Criminology Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Criminology
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

** A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

CRIM 1120

Introduction to Policing

3.00

CRIM 1170

Introduction to Corrections

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

CRIM 2251

Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

3.00

CRIM 2252

Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

3.00

Select one course from the following five options:

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

3.00

PHIL 1102

Values and Contemporary Issues

3.00

PHIL 1103

Knowledge, Reason and Experience

3.00

PHIL 1152**

Reality and Existence

3.00

PHIL 2201

Logical Reasoning

3.00

Required Courses:

CRIM 1100

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3.00

CRIM 1150

Introduction to Criminology

3.00

CRIM 1160

The Canadian Legal System

3.00

CRIM 2140

Interviewing and Professional Skills

3.00

CRIM 2260

Criminal Law

3.00

ENGL

ENGL 1130 (Highly Recommended) or

Any UT English Course

3.00

PSYC 1100

An Introduction to Psychology (I)

3.00

SOCI 1125

Social Processes

3.00

CRIM Elective

Select four to six 1000-4000 level Criminology or Legal Studies courses

(1000-2000 level courses must be University Transferable)

12.00 – 18.00

Electives

Select three to five University Transferable courses

Relevant elective courses include:

ANTH 1100, ANTH 1120, ANTH 1160

GEOG 1100, GEOG 1160, GEOG 1180

HIST 1113, HIST 1114

POLI 1102, POLI 2202

SOCI 2230, SOCI 2240, SOCI 2250

 

9.00-15.00

Total Credits

 

60.00