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Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice

Humber College’s Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice degree program provides you with a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system, why crime occurs and how best to respond to crime on both a societal and individual level.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,710 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice degree program Humber College from combines both theory and applied skills, providing the breadth of knowledge and experience you need to meet the demands of working in this field. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the perspectives of offenders, front-line professionals, administrators, the community and others who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Humber’s multidisciplinary teaching approach emphasizes critical thinking, as well as analytical, organizational, research and writing skills. These are combined with the development of professional skills including communication, interpersonal skills, conflict management, problem solving, team building and leadership.

Courses include:

  • Government and Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Issues in Community and Institutional Corections: Historic to Present
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Conflict Management

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Your career will allow you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities.

You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as:

  • police officer
  • court officer
  • provincial probation or parole officer
  • federal parole officer
  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer
  • provincial youth service officer
  • open custody youth worker
  • community crime prevention worker
  • victim services worker
  • insurance fraud investigator
  • transportation enforcement officer
  • border services officer
  • policy analyst

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings such as institutional or community corrections, police services, government agencies, and non-government organizations. Many students also go on to pursue graduate studies upon completion of this degree.

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