Criminology
Admission and Administration Requirements

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
 
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)

Keyin’s Criminology program challenges students to study and understand why people commit crimes, and the circumstances and conditions leading to crime.  The program also looks at the consequences for the offender, the victim, their families, others in the community and society at large.  Criminologists study the methods of responding to crime, whether through changes in policing strategies or through the development of new and innovative crime-prevention programs.

Changes to law and the way they are interpreted affect the way people behave in society.  Along with these elements, criminologists pay close attention to how this affects society and how law enforcement agents as well as other agents of social control respond to and deal with certain types of behaviour.

The traditional boundaries and scope of employment for graduates of Criminology training are rapidly expanding. Crime Prevention, Victim Services, Youth Services, Research Assistants, Human Services, and Anti-Violence initiatives are some of the areas in which training as a Criminologist is essential. This means that there are potential employment opportunities with virtually any group, organization or agency dealing with these types of issues. Graduates find employment with Group Homes, Women’s Centres, Shelters, Justice Committees and in the Court System.

Justice, Corrections, Health and Community Services, Human Resources and Employment, Agrifoods, Fisheries and Oceans or any other government department that deals with these issues could provide potential job opportunities. Federal, Provincial, Municipal and even City/Town police forces are also potential employers of Criminologists.

As society and policing methods continue to change, there are also new career possibilities opening for graduates in everything from instruction to consulting, to work with companies or organizations that provide various types of enforcement. Society’s increased priority on security issues also opens doors for students with training in the Criminology Field.

Keyin’s Criminology program is a very positive starting point for entry into the RCMP, Provincial Policing Agencies or the Canadian Armed Forces.

Criminology Courses View
  • Criminology I
  • Criminology II
  • Crimes I
  • Crimes II
  • Policing in Canada
  • Communications I (Grammar)
  • Communications II (Business Writing)
  • Communications III (Oral)
  • Communications IV (Reports)
  • Sociology I
  • Sociology II
  • Keyboarding I
  • Keyboarding II
  • Word Processing
  • Corrections
  • Psychology I
  • Psychology II
  • Drugs & Behaviour
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Deviant Behaviour
  • Courts
  • Methods of Research
  • Victimology
  • Selected Topics
  • Youth
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Counselling
  • Database Processing
  • Work Term

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