Criminology Diploma

Diploma
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George - Quesnel
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2019 - Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Some courses are available online
  • Some courses are available through DDI
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Graduates of the Criminology Diploma program are employed in nearly every aspect of the justice system. Work activities might include protecting the public, detecting and preventing crime, probation supervision, social advocacy, counselling or conducting research.

 

Careers and Opportunities:

Criminology students are sought after for their knowledge of crime, their understanding of the Canadian legal system, and their critical thinking skills. A background in criminology is a strong foundation for a wide range of eventual careers, including:

  • Counsellor
  • Corrections Officer (both Federal and Provincial)
  • Criminologist
  • Criminal Forensic Investigator
  • Fraud Prevention Officer
  • Law Enforcement (including RCMP, municipal police forces, Canadian border services, sheriff services)
  • Parole Supervision
  • Policy Analyst
  • Private Investigations
  • Probation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Victim Service Worker

Graduates may also continue their education in criminology, law, political science, psychology, and social work.

Diplomas from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)

What You Will Learn:

The Criminology Diploma provides introductions and theoretical foundations that apply to every aspect of the justice system, including:

  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Insights into criminal psychology
  • Sociology of deviance and crime
  • Policing
  • Criminal Law
  • Corrections and prisons

Criminology Diploma Courses

Graduates of the Criminology Diploma program are employed in nearly every aspect of the justice system. Work activities might include protecting the public, detecting and preventing crime, probation supervision, social advocacy, counselling or conducting research. Graduates may also continue their education in criminology, social work, psychology, law and related social and behavioural sciences.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SOC-102 Intro. to Sociology II 3 15 weeks
PSYC-201 Statistics for Social Sciences 3 15 weeks
PSYC-102 Introduction to Psychology II 3 15 weeks
CRIM-230 Criminal Law 3 15 weeks
CRIM-135 Intro to Cdn Law & Legal Inst 3 15 weeks
CRIM-106 Soc Explan - Crime & Deviance 3 15 weeks
CRIM-102 Psyc of Crim & Deviant Behav'r 3 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
CRIM-101 Introduction to Criminology 3 15 weeks
CRIM-103 Intro to Crim Justice System 3 15 weeks
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology I 3 15 weeks
SOC-101 Intro. to Sociology I 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CRIM-220 Research Methods in Criminology 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CRIM-201 Policing in Modern Society 3 15 weeks
CRIM-241 Introduction to Corrections 3 15 weeks

One of:

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PSCI-100 Intro to Politics & Government 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PHIL-101 Moral Philosophy 3 15 weeks
PHIL-102 Theory of Knowledge 3 15 weeks

One elective chosen from:

One elective chosen from: ANTH, COMM, CSC, ECON, ENGL, GEOG, HIST, MATH, PHIL, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, OR WMST which transfer directly to SFU
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Electives

Any 3 CNC courses with direct credit transfer to SFU
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Spring 2019 Quesnel In Class Two years
Fall 2019 Quesnel In Class Two years
Fall 2020 Quesnel In Class Two years
Spring 2020 Quesnel In Class Two years
Spring 2020 Prince George In Class Two years
Fall 2020 Prince George In Class Two years
Fall 2019 Prince George In Class Two years
Spring 2019 Prince George In Class Two years

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples) or
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or
  • GED Certificate or
  • Grade 11, with an outstanding academic record, in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: Students who received less than a “B” in English 12 or its equivalent are encouraged to select English 103 as their first university credit English course.

Note 3: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Note 4: You’ll need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select.

Additional program-specific admission requirements

  1. Math 11 or Math 045 or equivalent will be required for second year.
  2. Students graduating from Grade 12 in 2014 will require Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Math 045 or equivalent that’s required for second year.

Need help meeting these requirements. Check out our Academic Upgrading options. 

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $24,680.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.