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Bachelor of Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice

  • ID:HC010067
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Fees (CAD)

* Tuition fees listed are for two semesters (unless otherwise noted) and include both Health Insurance and mandatory non-tuition-fees. Other fees include textbooks and supplies

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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent

    • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above

    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

English requirements 

  • For any program level, a minimum of three years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language, or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses. 

  • For any program level, a minimum of  two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

  • Minimum TOEFL Scores: 560 for paper-based test OR84 (21L, 21W, 21S, 21R) for internet-based test

  • Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

  • Minimum MELAB Score: 78

  • Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 75% in Level 8

  • Minimum PTE Score: 58 - 60

  • Minimum CAEL Score: Overall band score of 60 and Writing of 60

  • Minimum FCE/CAE/CPE Score: Cambridge (FCE/CAE/CPE) 180 (with no single test score below 169)

  • Duolingo Language Test Scores: Between 115-120

Course Information

Humber’s Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice degree program provides you with a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system, why crime occurs and how best to respond to crime on both a societal and individual level. The curriculum combines both theory and applied skills, providing the breadth of knowledge and experience you need to meet the demands of working in this field. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the perspectives of offenders, front-line professionals, administrators, the community and others who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

In your first year of study, you will participate in a social science foundation year (common platform with other students from the Faculty of Social and Community Services). In years two through four, the curriculum will then focus on content specific to the criminal justice system. Your studies will allow you to develop knowledge and skills critical to a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the justice field. You will gain a fundamental understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches developed in relation to crime, victimization, criminalization, criminal justice and penal practice. Your courses will include an in-depth study of the nature and causes of crime, processes for managing crime, deviance, victimization, mental health, community safety, rehabilitation, recidivism, progressive reforms, restorative justice, and alternatives to incarceration.

Humber’s multidisciplinary teaching approach emphasizes critical thinking, as well as analytical, organizational, research and writing skills. These are combined with the development of professional skills including communication, interpersonal skills, conflict management, problem solving, team building and leadership.

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Semester 1

  • COMM 1000: Academic Communications

  • POLS 1050: Government and Social Welfare

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology

  • PSYC 1020: Interpersonal Communication

  • SOCI 1000: Principles of Sociology

 Semester 2

  • CRIM 1000: Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System

  • PHIL 2003: Ethics and Moral Theory

  • PSYC 1500: Counselling: Theory and Practice

  • PSYC 1502: Group Dynamics

  • SOCI 1500: Human Rights, Diversity and Social Inclusion

 Semester 3

  • CRIM 1500: Introduction to Criminology

  • CRIM 2005: Issues in Community and Institutional Corrections: Historic to Present

  • CRIM 2503: Addictions and Mental Health

  • PSYC 2010: Conflict Management

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 4

  • CRIM 2001: Contemporary Policing

  • CRIM 2002: Victims in the Criminal Justice System

  • CRIM 2502: Introduction to the Practicum Experience

  • CRIM 3000: Gender in the Criminal Justice System

  • LAW 1500: Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 5

  • CRIM 2501: Indigenous Peoples and the Criminal Justice System: Examining Historical and Contemporary Experience

  • LAW 3002: Issues in Canadian Law

  • SOCI 3003: Sociological Theories of Crime

  • STAT 1123: Statistics for Criminal Justice

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 6

  • CRIM 3001: Crime Prevention

  • CRIM 3503: Applied Approaches to Issues in Social Science

  • PSYC 3500: Forensic Psychology

  • RSMT 3000: Mixed Research Methods

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Work Experience - SEM 6C

  • WORK 3599: Work Term for the Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice program

 Semester 7

  • CRIM 4004: Senior Level Thesis 1

  • CRIM 4005: Advanced Social Policy

  • CRIM 4006: Systemic Discrimination and Crime

  • PSYC 4010: Psychological Approaches to Offending

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 8

  • CRIM 4000: Restorative Justice

  • CRIM 4504: Senior Level Thesis 2

  • CRIM 4505: Global Issues and Social Justice

  • CRIM 4506: Experiences of Marginalization and Criminalization

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Your career will allow you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities.

You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as:

  • police officer

  • court officer

  • provincial probation or parole officer

  • federal parole officer

  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer

  • provincial youth service officer

  • open custody youth worker

  • community crime prevention worker

  • victim services worker

  • insurance fraud investigator

  • transportation enforcement officer

  • border services officer

  • policy analyst

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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