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Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Social Science


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice

Honours Degree


Program Code: CJ411

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

This 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. Employment opportunities exist in settings such as institutional or community corrections, police services, government agencies, and non-government organizations. A career in this field will give you the chance to help create safe and healthy communities through a variety of roles such as:

• police or court officer
• provincial probation officer
• federal or provincial parole officer
• provincial youth service officer
• community crime prevention worker
• victim services worker
• transportation enforcement officer
• border services officer

Through Humber’s multidisciplinary model, students 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 including hands-on learning through the Centre for Justice Leadership. 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.

Work Placement

Students engage in one 420 hour field placement on a full-time or part-time basis. Field placements provide students with practical learning opportunities where they 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.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
COMM 1000: Academic Communications Online Not Running

POLS 1050: Government and Social Welfare Online Not Running

PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology Online Not Running

PSYC 1020: Interpersonal Communication Online Not Running

SOCI 1000: Principles of Sociology Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
CRIM 1500: Introduction to Criminology Online Not Running

CRIM 2005: Issues in Community and Institutional Corrections: Historic to Present Online Not Running

CRIM 2503: Addictions and Mental Health

PSYC 2010: Conflict Management Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
CRIM 2501: Indigenous Peoples and the Criminal Justice System: Examining Historical and Contemporary Experience Online Not Running

LAW 3002: Issues in Canadian Law Online Not Running

SOCI 3003: Sociological Theories of Crime Online

STAT 1123: Statistics for Criminal Justice Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
CRIM 3001: Crime Prevention

PSYC 3500: Forensic Psychology Online

RSMT 3000: Mixed Research Methods Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
SCSE: SCS Discipline Electives Online Online

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
WORK 3599: Work Term for the Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice program Not Running

Semester 7

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
CRIM 4004: Senior Level Thesis 1 Online Not Running

CRIM 4005: Advanced Social Policy Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
SCSE: SCS Discipline Electives Online Online

Semester 8

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
CRIM 4000: Restorative Justice Online

CRIM 4504: Senior Level Thesis 2 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
SCSE: SCS Discipline Electives Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • .

    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • 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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • .

    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • .

    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Work Placement Agency Requirements

Once enrolled in the program and prior to commencing your work placement, you will require the following:

Note: During your program of study, a vulnerable sector check will be obtained in preparation for the field placement experience. The field advisor will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,355.39
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $136.30 $136.30
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,734.43 $3,595.07
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $22.83 $22.83
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,620.96 $3,481.60
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,479.79 $8,479.79
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $136.30 $136.30
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,593.26 $8,593.26
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $22.83 $22.83
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,616.09 $8,616.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,616.09 $8,616.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,616.09 $8,616.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,616.09 $8,616.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64

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

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Emma Smith, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3433
emma.smith@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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Print/Download Date: October 28, 2020