Criminology & Criminal Justice

Learn the rules of law and justice

Learn the rules of law and justice

Want to work in the field of criminal investigation, national security, restorative justice, forensics, crime prevention, offender case management, or criminal law?

UFV Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is your perfect choice for advanced studies in the field of criminal justice.

The first two years of the your degree focus on practical and essential knowledge to prepare you for front-line work as a police officer, youth worker, correctional officer, customs inspector, park ranger, and other hands-on criminal justice careers.

In the last two years of study, you gain the research skills, knowledge base, and analytical ability needed for graduate studies and advanced career opportunities in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, or the broader field of social justice. To diversify your options, you can add a minor or extended minor in a complementary arts discipline, such as psychology, sociology, or political science.

The Criminal Justice program offers meaningful practicum placements and a state-of-the-art research lab that provides you with opportunities to assist with research, working alongside expert faculty who have an excellent reputation for rigorous academic and applied research.

The UFV Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is particularly attractive to people already working in the criminal justice field and wishing to move up to supervisory positions or break into new areas such as criminal investigation, victim services, court administration, national security, evaluation research, crime prevention, offender case management (including probation and parole), community services, and criminal law.

Career outlook for criminal justice

Jobs in the criminal justice field broadly fall into the following categories: law enforcement, national security, crime investigation, corrections, law, restorative justice, community services, and private security.

You may find work with police forces, courts, government agencies (municipal, provincial and federal), crown corporations, airports, community services, border services, or private firms that monitor for compliance, conduct investigations, or provide security services.

You may also pursue graduate studies to advance your career in law, teaching, research, or public administration.

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