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University Studies| Associate of Arts Criminology Specialization

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Degree - Criminology Specialization

ENGL 101Introduction to Composition3
ENGL 1XX (Depends on receiving institution)3
Lab Science Student Choice3
Science Student Choice3
POLI 101Introduction to Political Science3
MATH 131Introduction to Statistics3
SOCI 101Introductory Sociology I3
SOCI 102Introductory Sociology II3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
HUMN 1XX Any First Year Humanities (Other than English)3
CRIM 101Introduction to Criminology (*)3
CRIM 103Psychology of Crime & Deviance 13
CRIM 104Understanding Crime, Deviance & Society 13
CRIM 131Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (* Part of Criminal Justice Field School so Co-requisite is PSYC 240)3
CRIM 135Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: a Criminal Justice Perspective 13
CRIM 213Women and Crime (or CRIM 210)3
CRIM 230Criminal Law in Canada3
PSYC 101Introductory Psychology I3
PSYC 102Introductory Psychology II3
PSYC 215Research Methods in Social Sciences I3
PSYC 240Forensic Psychology (Part of Criminal Justice Field School, so Co-requisite is CRIM 131)3
Total Credits66

Note:  Some courses are offered every other year (e.g. CRIM 103, CRIM 104) and some courses are offered Online.  Speak with an Educational Advisor to plan your course schedule. 

*CRIM 101 and CRIM 131 are counted as 200 level courses.

  1. Apply direct to the Associate of Arts Criminology Specialization
  2. English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent
  3. Math 11 or equivalent

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. 

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:

  • Life Sciences 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • Math 11

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

Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years. 

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.