Study in one of the largest Criminology departments in the world.
This program is an opportunity for you to engage with and learn from both nationally and internationally renowned professors. You will acquire foundational knowledge about criminology and the workings of the Criminal Justice System, along with in-depth knowledge in carceral studies, crimes of the powerful, culture and crime, and intervention and social action.
Why choose the Department of Criminology
During your fourth year, you can explore topics of interest in greater depth through three different options: traditional course format, field placements or research. If you choose our unique research option, you will participate in four seminars on very different themes facilitated by professors conducting research in the area of study. In each seminar, you will conduct original research under the professor’s supervision.
Part of your learning experience
In partnership with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Department offers a course based on the program model. A small group of students from the University of Ottawa and youth from a detention centre study together as peers. Classes are held inside a detention centre and the instructor acts as a facilitator to guide discussions on the various topics
General admission requirements
|Ontario||English or Français 4U||high 70s|
|Quebec – CEGEP||English (603) or Français (601)||mid 60s|
|Quebec – Secondary V||English or Français||82-85%|