Learn about the complexities of criminal behaviour, society's response to crime, and the Canadian criminal justice system.
Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behaviour, exploring the nature and extent of crime and critically analyzing the way society reacts to criminal events.
Why study criminology at Capilano University?
Criminology challenges common-sense understandings of crime. In the criminology courses at CapU, you'll learn how information about crime is collected, represented and explained.
Looking at crime through a critical lens, you'll form ideas about responding to criminal activity in our complex and diverse society. Learning in small classes, our dedicated, experienced instructors ensure you'll be well-supported in your studies.
Our various partners in the community have opportunities to apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, ensuring you have experience before completing your studies.
Career paths and future education
Criminology is beneficial for any future career that deals with the criminal justice system, public policy and social services. Potential career options include community development workers, police officers, prison guards, social workers, border service agents and youth workers.
Criminology courses can be used towards completing your Bachelor of Arts degree at CapU and are transferable to other BC institutions.