This option was designed for students who want to attain practical experience in the field. The Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec (OPCQ) recognizes this option for obtaining a licence to practice in the Province of Québec (please note there is no professional order for criminologists in any other Canadian province).
Students who want to register to this option must apply for a change of program to switch from the course stream option to the field placement option.
Students must have a minimum CGPA of 6.0 to be admitted to the field placement option. The number of places being limited, candidates are selected according to their CGPA ranking.
Deadline for submitting applications: 1st semester of the 3rd year of study.
Please consult the field placement section of this site for additional information.
All students being registered to the Honours in Criminology will receive a notification or an email explaining the steps that they must follow to change option.
If you need more information about this process, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at [email protected].
Specific stream for obtaining a licence to practice from OPCQ
For students who are planning to work in the province of Québec, a licence from the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec (OPCQ) is now required to work with vulnerable people.
The University and the OPCQ have an agreement regarding the courses that students must complete to obtain a licence to practice in the Province of Québec.
To obtain this permit, students are required to complete a field placement in intervention (field placement option) and a specific list of courses.
Information sessions on the OPCQ are organized regularly for all students enrolled in the Honours in Criminology.