Criminology | Diploma
In 2020/2021 we offer this program via Distributed Learning where we use various tools that may include email, web-conferencing platforms, online videos, social media, textbooks, print modules, local contexts and experiential tasks. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.
The Criminology Diploma is a fully accredited, 2-year program that prepares graduates with a comprehensive grounding in criminology/criminal justice issues.
It is the most flexible Criminology credential in that it maximizes transfer options to other institutions. Popular transfer option include:
- Transfer into the third year of a university degree program to obtain a BA in Criminology (e.g. SFU, UFV)
- Transfer into the third year of the Forensic Sciences program at BCIT to obtain a BTECH in Forensic Sciences
Transfer options depend upon the elective courses chosen in the Criminology Diploma. Students are encouraged to meet with an Educational Advisor to plan a course schedule in order to meet the requirements of receiving institutions. Some courses are only offered every other year and course requirements are subject to change.
Visit CMTN's Criminology Program for more information, including degree partnerships and career opportunities.
Apply to CMTN
Visit Apply to CMTN for an Admissions Checklist and to apply online.
Our Educational Advisors are here to help if you have any questions or need guidance along the way.
Dates and locations
|September and January||Terrace Campus|
Study on a full or part-time basis. Some courses are available online and by video conference.
Note: not all courses are offered at every campus. Speak with an Educational Advisor for assistance with course selection.
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
Courses are offered face-to-face, by video-conference and online.
|CRIM 101||Introduction to Criminology 1||3|
|CRIM 135||Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: a Criminal Justice Perspective 1||3|
|CRIM 131||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3|
|CRIM 103||Psychology of Crime & Deviance 1||3|
|CRIM 104||Understanding Crime, Deviance & Society||3|
|PSYC 101||Introductory Psychology I||3|
|PSYC 102||Introductory Psychology II||3|
|SOCI 101||Introductory Sociology I||3|
|SOCI 102||Introductory Sociology II||3|
|CRIM 210||Law, Youth and Young Offenders (or)||3|
|Women and Crime|
|CRIM 230||Criminal Law in Canada||3|
|ENGL 101||University Writing||3|
|ENGL XXX||Any first year ENGL||3|
|POLI XXX||Any first year or second year Political Science||3|
|PSYC XXX||Any first or second year Psychology||3|
|9 credits of University Credit Elective courses||9|
|6 credits of University Credit or SSW Elective courses||6|
Courses are offered online.
Note: Some courses are offered every other year. Speak with an Educational Advisor to plan your course schedule.
- Apply direct to the University Credit Program
- Submit proof of English 12 or equivalent
- 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.
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.
Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years.
|Full-time||30 Credits||30 Credits|
|Lab fees (16.17 per credit)1||$48.51||$48.51|
|Student Union fees2||$83.84||$83.84|
|Books & supplies2||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
|Field School fees3||$900.00||$900.00|
Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 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 - $900 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.
4Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.
View the University Credit Program Fee Table