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Honours Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice

Tuition fee CA$20,525 per year

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$18,338), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

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  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
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The Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice degree program provides a broad 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 you with the breadth of knowledge and experience you need to meet the demands of a position in this field. Particular 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 the first year, you will participate in a social science foundation year. You will then focus on specialized criminal justice courses in your second to fourth years of study. Your studies allow you to develop knowledge and skills critical to a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the criminal justice system. 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 in-depth study of the nature and causes of crime, processes for managing crime, deviance and victimization, mental health and addictions, community safety, rehabilitation, recidivism and progressive reforms, restorative justice, and alternatives to incarceration.

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

Work Placement

You will engage in one 420-hour field placement on a full-time or part-time basis. Field placements will provide you with practical learning opportunities where you can apply theoretical and course-based content to real-world job experience. The field placements, which are typically unpaid, are arranged with the assistance of a placement advisor.

Career opportunities

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:

  • border services officer
  • community crime prevention worker
  • court officer
  • federal parole officer
  • insurance fraud investigator
  • legal service worker
  • open custody youth worker
  • police officer
  • policy analyst
  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer
  • provincial probation or parole officer
  • provincial youth service officer
  • researcher
  • transportation enforcement officer
  • victim services worker
  • support worker

Employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as institutional or community corrections, police services, government agencies, and non-government organizations. Many students also go on to pursue graduate studies upon completion of this degree.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States