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The interdisciplinary program in Criminology focuses on the analysis of crime, criminality, social control and regulation and the criminal justice system. As well as providing students with a thorough grounding in the history, debates, issues and critiques of the field, the program curriculum is intended to encourage a critical interdisciplinary analysis of how crime, criminality and the criminal justice system have been constructed, represented and administered legally, politically, economically and culturally.

Students in the program are required to complete a series of core program courses that focus on areas or topics central to criminology, such as criminal law and procedure, criminological theory, the criminal justice system, policing, the court system, penology, corrections and alternative forms of justice. In addition to the program core, criminology majors select courses from a variety of departments and disciplines which address topics, issues and concerns relevant to criminology, and which allow students to explore particular stands of criminology based on their individual interests.

Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all foundations courses will count as six credits towards the major.

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