Criminology Stream

Criminal Justice

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements for Criminal Justice, including regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements. Please refer to the Degree Requirement for further information.

Program Requirements:

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available to students pursuing a Stream in Criminology, Corrections and Community Justice Services, Policing, or Legal Studies & Administration.  Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Honours) must achieve a minimum average of 70% in the program.

The Bachelor of Arts (Four-year) is available to students pursuing the Criminal Justice Studies Stream.  Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (four-year) must achieve a minimum average of 60% in the program.

Students must complete 120 credits including the following required courses in the Criminal Justice program:
CRJS 1087 Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System  
CRJS 1206 An Introduction to Canadian Law  
SOCI 1016 Introduction to Sociology  
PSYC 1106 Introduction to Psychology I  
PSYC 1107 Introduction to Psychology II  
CRJS 2086 Introduction to Criminological Theory  
CRJS 3206 Canadian Criminal Law and Criminal Proceedings  
CRJS 3436 Racialization and Politics of Judicial Typecasting  

In addition to the required courses listed above, students in the Criminal Justice program must complete one of the following streams: Legal Studies and Administration; Corrections and Community Justice Services; Criminology; Criminal Justice Studies; or Policing.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

Humanities   6 cr.
Science   6 cr.


** The block of 30 credits for the Corrections and Community Justice Services and Policing Streams are offered in collaboration with Canadore College and represent one academic year of study at the college.

It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirements.

Criminology Stream

Students completing the BA (Honours) Criminal Justice - Criminology Stream must achieve a minimum 70% average in the program.

Students must complete all of the following:  
SOCI 2016 Exploring Social Conflict and Solidarity 3 cr.
SOCI 2126 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods 3 cr.
SOCI 2127 Quantitative Research Methods 3 cr. 
CRJS 3086 Law and Society 3 cr.
CRJS 3087 Law and Society II 3 cr.
CRJS 3106 Forensic Psychology I 3 cr.
CRJS 3107 Forensic Psychology II 3 cr.
CRJS 4347 Applied Criminological Theory 3 cr.
CRJS 4466 Program and Policy Evaluation 3 cr.
CRJS 4467 Advanced Criminological Theories 3 cr.
CRJS 4937 Honours Seminar in Professional Development 3 cr.
*Criminology and Criminal Justice Stream electives list  15 cr.
Electives   36 cr.

Group Requirements:

Criminology stream electives
ADMN 2307 Commercial Law  
ANTH 3027 Indigenous Peoples and the State  
CRJS 2106 Psychology and the Law  
CRJS 2216 Civil Law and Civil Procedure  
CRJS 2306 Taking Criminological Theory to the Movies  
CRJS 2316 Introduction to Organized Crime  
CRJS 2926 An Introduction to Forensic Science  
CRJS 3106 Forensic Psychology I  
CRJS 3107 Forensic Psychology II  
CRJS 3336 Women and the Criminal Justice System  
CRJS 3356 Vulnerable Populations  
CRJS 3046 Interpersonal Communications in Criminal Justice  
CRJS 3416 Indigenous Legal Studies  
CRJS 3426 Terrorism  
CRJS 3506 Criminology of Serial Homicide  
CRJS 3626 Victimology  
CRJS 3926 Special Topics in Criminal Justice I  
CRJS 3927 Special Topics in Criminal Justice II  
CRJS 3936 Youth in Conflict with the Law  
CRJS 4006 Issues in Forensic Mental Health  
CRJS 4016 Issues in Family Law  
CRJS 4026 Criminal Organizations  
CRJS 4346 Field Placement  
CRJS 4356 Community Corrections (if not used to satisfy the Corrections stream requirements)  
CRJS 4466 Program Policy and Evaluation  
CRJS 4477 Penology  
CRJS 4916 Policing and Society  
CRJS 4917 Criminal Investigation  
CRJS 4926 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice I  
CRJS 4927 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice II  
HIST 3286 Human Rights in Canada  
PSYC 2807 Introduction to Social Psychology  
PSYC 3606 Psychopathology I  
PSYC 3607 Psychopathology II  
PSYC 3807 Applied Social Psychology  
SOCI 3006 Social Movements and Moral Panics  
SOCI 4016 Social Processes and Social Structure  
SOCI 4127 Advanced Social Data Analysis  

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