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School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Criminology
Description: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.

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.
URL:Criminology at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,693

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  • 4 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Visual Arts  or  Grade12 Mathematics 

There is no admission to the program directly from high school, however, applicants are strongly advised to include the high school courses as specified for the BA program. English Language Arts 30-1, four subjects from: Biology 30; Chemistry 30; a Fine Arts Course (only one Fine Arts course may be presented for admission); Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2*; Mathematics 31; Physics 30; Science 30; Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); Social Studies 30-1; 30-level language other than English. Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be used for admission purposes.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
This program does not allow admission directly from high school. Preprofessional Study Time: successful completion of 30 credits of course weight. Students are strongly advised to include the following ( ★=units of course weight): ENGL (★6), PSYCO 104 and 105 (★6), SOC 100 (★3), Language other than English (★6). Applicants must also have: two letters of reference attesting to your suitability for employment in the criminal justice system, a resumé highlighting volunteer and/or work experience in the criminal justice system, a written statement of your career objectives and an interview. Admission Selection: Competitive. For consideration, you need a minimum GPA of 2.7 on the most recent ★30.
Cost Notes : This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 12, 2020