Program Description

Our criminology program has the distinct virtue of being situated in an interdisciplinary department and, thus, uniquely provides students with both breadth and depth of knowledge. It has produced many distinguished graduates.

Criminology systematically examines criminal activity, legal issues, policing, regulation, the criminal justice system, and security as major factors in society. It focuses on the causes, consequences, and control of crimes, illegalities and wrongdoings, criminal law, policing, prosecution, sentencing, punishment, and deviance.

This program investigates how crimes and illegalities are defined, the enforcement and administration of laws, punishments and sanctions, and issues of law, morality and justice. Our offerings include new courses in environmental and corporate crime, surveillance, and media, crime and culture.

  • Focus on the causes, consequences and control of crime and illegalities
  • Study criminal law, enforcement, prosecution, sentencing, punishment, victims of crime, media and crime, deviance, and justice
  • New courses in environmental and corporate crime, surveillance, and media, crime and culture
  • Develop critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Innovative curriculum in research, organizational, and communication skills development, including data analysis
  • Gain employment relevant experience
  • Study with approachable, world-class professors in a student-centered, welcoming and cosmopolitan environment

Experimental Learning

  • Fourth-year practicum courses in Sociology and Criminology
  • Meet professionals working in the field at departmental events
  • Take advantage of available volunteer opportunities with local organizations
  • Volunteer and paid research assistantships with professors
  • Enroll in UWindsor’s Volunteer Internship Program (for your Co-Curricular Transcript)

Career Tracks

  • Police services
  • Government (policy and research)
  • Business (research and analysis, human resources, project management)
  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Social research agencies (public, private and community sectors)
  • Security agencies (public and private)
  • Corrections, including probation and parole
  • Federal, provincial and municipal government departments; military
  • Customs and immigration services
  • Advanced research (with additional studies)

Student Support

You will benefit from accessible and highly respected professors who are committed to your education. They are renowned for their outstanding research and publications—you will have the opportunity to study with the authors of the texts you’ll read.

Our tight-knit, supportive student society will facilitate a rich, student-centered experience.

Our students, from undergraduate to doctoral levels, are actively engaged in peer support and learning. Consult with the UWindsor Student Success Centre to improve your learning and study skills. Our department has an academic advisor who will help students organize their course pathways and respond to course pathway design issues.

Receive guidance about studying, study groups, course scheduling, time management, understanding and applying theory, using the Leddy Library resources, planning your academic future, writing application letters and personal statements, locating pertinent on/off-campus resources, and other aspects of campus life.

Choose UWindsor

The University of Windsor offers 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom. You can explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world. Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships. Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community. The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 80%
  • ENG4U required.
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.

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