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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    150 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    50 out of 100

Included
Practicum
Research Project
optional
Co-op

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-April-2023 15-April-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Learn about the criminal justice system and delve into the complex issues surrounding it, such as the causes, prevention, and law enforcement responses to criminal behaviour.

In your first and second year, you examine the historical evolution of criminological thought and learn to view criminology as both a science and a profession. 

You learn to identify the psychological and sociological factors that drive an individual to crime and how the criminal justice system is applied.

In your third and fourth years, you develop your analytical and critical thinking skills by designing your research project

After you graduate from UFV’s Criminal Justice Bachelor program, you have gained the vocabulary and critical discernment to apply criminological and criminal justice principles to affect the individual, community, and organizational challenges.

Minor and extended minor

Completing a minor in Criminal Justice as part of your Bachelor of Arts degree can provide you with a solid context for issues related to crime and the criminal justice system in Canada.

In your first and second year, you learn about criminal law and are introduced to the criminal justice system. You examine why a person is driven towards deviant behaviour.

In your third and fourth year, you can tailor the program to your interests with a range of upper-level electives with exciting topics such as terrorism, sex work, organized crime, forensics, and more.

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,472

Total costs

yearly

$7,116

Cost of living

1 person

$5,616

Accommodation

1 bed room

$15,740

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent with:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note) with a minimum grade of B.
  • Two additional Approved Grade 12 courses.
  • Minimum B average calculated on English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note) and the two best Approved Grade 12 courses.

Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.

Required documents

  • High school transcript(s)
  • English language score
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Career opportunities

  • Security officer
  • Fraud investigator
  • Private investigator
  • Correctional officer
  • Police officer
  • Immigration officer
  • Criminal investigator

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