Criminology & Criminal Justice

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Launch a career in the criminal justice field

If you’re interested in working in areas such as: criminal investigation, policing, corrections, national security, evaluation research, crime prevention, offender case management (including probation and parole), customs and immigration, or criminal law, the UFV Criminology and Criminal Justice has a program for you.

Criminology courses at UFV encompass a wide range of subjects including psychology, history, political science, sociology, forensics, and criminal law, in order to prepare you for careers that align with your passions.

UFV currently offers a Criminal Justice diploma that ladders into the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) program. When you graduate with a bachelor's degree, you are ready to enter the workforce. Once you have gained experience in the field, you may opt to pursue your studies to earn a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Apply your classroom learning  in the criminal justice field through practicums and co-op job placements, while also building your résumé and gaining a competitive edge to apply to graduate school. Practicums provide work experience and are built into the Criminal Justice programs, whereas co-op job placements are paid work experience that you can add to your studies.

Studying criminal justice at UFV is excellent preparation for a career where you can have a positive impact on society. Many UFV Criminal Justice grads have used their training to transition into graduate studies or to work in government, public policy, and non-governmental organizations.

Read how UFV's Criminology and Criminal Justice program has prepared these students to effect real change within their communities and advance their careers through research.

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During your studies, you engage with professors with years of direct industry experience and research expertise.

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Participate in a field practicum during your studies to gain valuable, first-hand experience and find out what working in the field is really like.

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