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Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) | Certificate


Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterCredits
CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminology 3
CRIM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: a Criminal Justice Perspective (Or CRIM 230* ) 3
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I (Or SOCI 101) 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition (OR ENGL 102; OR ENGL 151: OR SSW 113*) 3
SSW 112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Winter Semester
CRIM 103 Psychology of Crime & Deviance (OR CRIM 104) 3
CRIM 210 Law, Youth and Young Offenders (OR CRIM 213) 3
PSYC 102 Introductory Psychology II (OR SOCI 102) 3
Spring/Summer Term
CRIM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3
CRIM 198 Community, Crime and Soc Just Practicum Certificate Practicum 3
 Total Credits30

Courses are offered face-to-face, by video-conference and online.  


 These alternatives may be scheduled in different semesters.

Note: The number of seats in the work practicum are limited. Students must meet the minimum grade of a C+ in each class to qualify and must apply to and obtain permission to complete the practicum from the instructor of the practicum in the fall semester. In addition to regular fees for this course students should expect to pay up to $1500 in food and lodging expenses if the practicum is outside of the student’s home area.

  1. Apply direct to the University Credit Program
  2. Submit proof of English Studies 12 or First People's English 12 or equivalent
  3. Once admitted, register in the courses required for the Criminology Program

English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs. Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met. 

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition $3,146.70 $13,373.40
Mandatory fees $240.00 $290.88

Lab fees (17.50 per credit)1

$52.50 $52.50
Student Union fees2 $109.28 $109.28
Health and Dental Insurance4,5 $285.00 $602.04
Total Tuition:


Books & supplies2 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Field School fees3 $900.00 $900.00
Total: $6,733.48 $17,328.10

Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 Academic Year.

1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.

2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.

3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $1500 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.

4The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi,

5Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

University transfer requirements

Additional course prerequisites may be required if you plan to transfer to a laddering program after completing your credential (e.g. SFU for a BA in Criminology or BCIT for a BTECH in Forensic Sciences.)  Course prerequisites may include:

  • Biology 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • Math 11

Students missing prerequisites may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while completing the program.

Need help with the application process?  Contact an Educational Advisor.