Department of Sociology & Criminology
The Department of Sociology and Criminology offers programs that provide students with a strong undergraduate experience in both Sociology and Criminology. Majors and Honours programs are offered in each field. Students are particularly encouraged to complete a double major program in Sociology and Criminology. The Department also offers a Master's degree in Criminology. Courses are also mounted that support such other academic programs as those in Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, International Development Studies, Linguistics, and Women's Studies. For details on graduate programs, refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, including the honours program, provides students with an opportunity for focused study of various forms of regulation, policing, punishment, justice, law, delinquency and misbehaviour. The development of a coherent program at the undergraduate level enables students to obtain a solid foundation in Criminology for further study at the graduate level; for the pursuit of Criminology-related disciplines; and for careers in the related professions. A structured honours program is included for outstanding undergraduate studetns intending to pursue a Master's degree.