Criminology involves the study of crime, including victimization, criminality, and criminal justice agents and institutions among other areas. The field is multi-disciplinary, including Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, and various other academic fields.
At Lakehead University, you will have the option to major, specialize, or minor in Criminology. The Criminology Program emphasizes a practitioner orientation, with a variety of courses that introduce and familiarize students with the Canadian criminal justice system. Three thematic areas of focus run throughout the Program’s course offerings: (1) social justice and human rights, (2) law and legal institutions, and (3) forensic science and criminalistics.
As a program graduate, you will be well situated to, among other things, consider careers in:
- Law enforcement (e.g., policing, border security)
- Corrections (e.g., institutions, probation)
- Social work (e.g., victims’ services organizations, offender rehabilitation programs)
Or, to apply to further schooling that opens up additional career opportunities, such as:
- Law school
- Teacher education
- Graduate school
A sample of courses in the Criminology Program at Lakehead includes:
- Youth Crime
- Forensic Psychology
- Criminal Profiling
- Death Investigation
The Lakehead Advantage
Lakehead Orillia offers a unique campus experience, being intimate in size and exceptionally modern in its facilities. The intimate learning environment facilitates a close and interactive student experience from first year, providing undergraduate students with opportunities to easily acquaint themselves with professors in the Criminology Program and become involved with professors’ research projects.