It’s about tough guys, shake down artists, and a lot of folks with tattoos!  The study of the institutions of social control and their criminalizing tendencies, and the manner in which members of civil society interact with those systems, creating patterns of criminality including both street crimes and crimes of the powerful.  Within the Department of Sociology, King’s offers a Minor and Major in Criminology.  These modules include courses in administration of criminal justice, sociology of law, deviance and juvenile delinquency among others.

King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.

College transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.7 GPA on an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn a maximum of five transfer credit. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

Programs Offered

Sociology of Law, Deviance, Administration of Criminal Justice, Sociology of Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Youth in Conflict with the Law

Careers include law, journalism, policing and enforcement.

Approximate Costs

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