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Diploma of Criminology
Diploma of Criminology

Diploma of Criminology

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  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

 Entry Requirement

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age.

English Requirement

  • English Studies 12 or Literary Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent with a 75% or higher (see note)

  • LET level 3 or higher;

  • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course with a minimum "C-" grade for which Langara offers university-transfer credit;

  • ENGL 1120 at Langara College with a minimum "C" grade;

  • an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

  • Note: Applicants who completed BC English 12, BC English Literature 12, or BC English First Peoples 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Other Requirement

  • Completed application for admission form.

  • Official transcript(s).

  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Course Information

Langara College's two-year Diploma in Criminology provides students with a broad, liberal education in social science, criminal justice, and law. Students will learn scientific research methods, legal, philosophical, and theoretical approaches to aid in understanding crime and related social problems, and social responses to crime. The university-transferable required courses and electives afford students an opportunity to develop critical thinking; and understanding of the issues, arguments, and debates that shape the discipline of Criminology.

This program is primarily designed for those seeking to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology (university transfer) and who plan to work in the field of criminal justice and/or continue their education beyond a Bachelor’s degree for graduate or law school studies. It is designed to be taken either full- or part-time. There is a Fall (September) and Spring (January) intake. Most courses are offered in the Fall and Spring terms, with limited offerings in the Summer term.

The Criminal Justice department also offers two options within the scope of criminal justice. These options prepare students for a variety of careers with public and private agencies in the field of criminal justice. The two-year program is designed for those seeking an entry-level job in the field.

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Total Program Credits: 60


  • CRIM 1115, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, 3

  • CRIM 1116, Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions, 3

  • CRIM 1125, Introduction to Criminology, 3

  • CRIM 1216, Criminal Law, 3

  • POLI 1100, Introduction to Government and Politics, 3

  • PSYC 1115, Introduction to Biological, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology, 3

  • PSYC 1215, Introduction to Social, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology, 3

  • SOCI 1120, Introduction to Sociology: Models and Concepts, 3

  • One of

  • ENGL 1123, Introduction to Academic Writing, 3

  • ENGL 1127, Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections, 3

  • ENGL 1128, Short Prose Selections and Composition, 3

  • One of

  • CRIM 1215, Introduction to Policing, 3

  • CRIM 2315, Introduction to Corrections, 3

  • 30 Credits

Term Notes:

  • It is recommended that students take CRIM 1115 and CRIM 1116 in the first term as they are foundational courses and may be required as prerequisites for later CRIM courses.

  • It is recommended that students take CRIM 1125, PSYC 1115, PSYC 1215, and ENGL 1127 or 1128 as early as possible in the first year as they are foundational courses and/or may be required as prerequisites for Year 2 courses.


  • CMNS 1118, Written Communications, 3

  • CRIM 1220, Research Methods in Criminology, 3

  • CRIM 2316, Criminal Law and Court Procedure, 3

  • CRIM 2295, Special Topics in Criminology, 3

  • CRIM 2417, Ethics and Professional Issues in Justice and Law, 3

  • CRIM 2103, Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour, 3

  • PHIL 1100, Introduction to Philosophy: (Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy), 3

  • SOCI 2205, Sociology of Deviance, 3

  • One of

  • CRIM 1213, Women and the Justice System, 3

  • CRIM 2415, Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System, 3

  • CRIM 2416, Law, Youth, and Young Offenders, 3

  • One three credit elective, chosen from the following options:

  • ABST 1200, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal People, 3

  • ABST 1116, Aboriginal Women in Canada, 3

  • ANTH 1400, Forensic Anthropology, 3

  • PSYC 2326, Psychological Disorders and Mental Health, 3

  • SOCI 1127, Social Problems, 3

  • SOCI 2225, Crime, Punishment and the Penal System, 3

  • STAT 1124, Statistical Methods I, 3

  • 30 Credits

Term Notes:

  • Students must obtain a "C" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215 before they can register in PSYC 2326.

  • Some courses in Year 2 require students to have a "C" in ENGL 1127, 1128, 1129 or 1130 (or Level 4 on the LET or an essay score of 30 or higher on the LPI) in order to register.

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