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Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
C562 Loeb Bldg.
613-520-2588
http://carleton.ca/criminology

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. Honours

Students in the B.A. Honours program choose to follow one of the three following concentrations. The selection must take place before second year status is achieved.

CCJ with Concentration in Law
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.5 credits in:2.5
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
LAWS 2908 [0.5]
Approaches in Legal Studies I
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  1.0 credit in LAWS at the 2000-level or higher1.0
5.  1.5 credits in LAWS at the 3000-level or higher1.5
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
7.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
8.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
10.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3001 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology
CRCJ 3002 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology
11.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I (or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level or higher)
12.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CRCJ 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Project
CRCJ 4001 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
CRCJ 4002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
Approved CCJ Electives at the 4000-level
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits)
13.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives5.0
14.  1.5 credits in free electives.1.5
Total Credits20.0

Notes:

  1. The course CRCJ 3901 [1.0] may not be repeated.
  2. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Psychology
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
6.  1.0 credit in PSYC at the 2000-level or higher1.0
7.  0.5 credit in PSYC at the 3000-level or higher0.5
8.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
9.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
or SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
11.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 3002 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology
12.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I (or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level or higher)
13.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CRCJ 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Project
CRCJ 4001 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
CRCJ 4002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
Approved CCJ Electives at the 4000-level
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.5 credits)
14.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives5.0
15.  2.5 credits in free electives.2.5
Total Credits20.0

Note: See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Sociology
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
5.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 2000 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociological Inquiry
SOCI 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
7.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
8.  1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000-level or higher1.0
9.  1.0 credit in SOCI at the 3000-level or higher1.0
10.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 3001 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology
11.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I (or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level or higher)
12.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CRCJ 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Project
CRCJ 4001 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
CRCJ 4002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Criminology
Approved CCJ Electives at the 4000-level
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
13.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives5.0
14.  2.0 credits in free electives.2.0
Total Credits20.0
Notes for all Concentrations:
  1. Registration in the Honours Research Project CRCJ 4908 requires a Major CGPA of at least 10.00.
  2. For the Concentration in Sociology, SOCI 2005 [1.0] or SOCI 3005 is highly recommended.
  3. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

Program Requirements for Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. General

Students in the B.A. General program choose to follow one of the three following concentrations. The selection must take place before second year status is achieved.

CCJ with Concentration in Law
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  2.0 credits in LAWS at the 2000-level or higher2.0
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
6.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
9.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I (or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level)
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.5 credits)
10.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives2.5
11.  2.0 credits in free electives.2.0
Total Credits15.0

Note: See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Psychology
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
& PSYC 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
6.  1.5 credits in PSYC at the 2000-level or higher1.5
7.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
8.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
10.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I (or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level)
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.0 credits)
11.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCG electives2.5
12.  1.5 credit in free electives.1.5
Total Credits15.0

Note: See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Sociology
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3308 [0.5]
Punishment and the Law
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
5.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 2000 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociological Inquiry
SOCI 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Criminology
7.  0.5 credit from:0.5
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
8.  1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000-level or higher1.0
9.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]
Practicum in Criminology I
B. Credits Not Included in the CGPA (4.5 credits)
10.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives2.5
11.  2.0 credits in free electives.2.0
Total Credits15.0

Note: See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits above the Program Requirements section regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

Course Categories for Criminology and Criminal Justice

APPROVED CCJ ELECTIVES
Criminology
CRCJ 3201 [0.5]Selected Criminological Topics
CRCJ 3902 [1.0]Practicum in Criminology II
Law
LAWS 3006 [0.5]Mediation
LAWS 3209 [0.5]Canadian Correctional Policies in Historical Perspective
LAWS 3307 [0.5]Youth and Criminal Law
LAWS 4302 [0.5]Regulation of Corporate Crime
LAWS 4303 [0.5]Drugs, The User and The State
LAWS 4304 [0.5]Policing and Social Surveillance
LAWS 4305 [0.5]Criminal Justice Reform
LAWS 4306 [0.5]Criminal Law Issues
LAWS 4307 [0.5]Medical Criminal Law Issues
LAWS 4308 [0.5]Sentencing
LAWS 4309 [0.5]State Security and Dissent
LAWS 4311 [0.5]Human Rights in Canadian Prisons
LAWS 4504 [0.5]Aboriginal Criminal Justice
LAWS 4701 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4702 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4703 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4802 [0.5]Criminal Jury Trials
Psychology
PSYC 3403 [0.5]Addiction
PSYC 3405 [0.5]Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
PSYC 3507 [0.5]Social Development
PSYC 3604 [0.5]Clinical Psychology and Mental Illness
PSYC 4402 [0.5]Police Psychology
PSYC 4403 [0.5]Female Offenders
PSYC 4404 [0.5]Sex Offenders
Sociology
SOCI 3055 [0.5]Studies in Addictions
SOCI 3420 [0.5]Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 3450 [0.5]Studies in Law Enforcement
SOCI 4410 [0.5]Advanced Studies in Criminology
SOCI 4420 [0.5]Advanced Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 4430 [0.5]Advanced Studies in Youth Culture and Juvenile Justice
SOCI 4701 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
SOCI 4702 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
SOCI 4703 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy

Notes

  • Each of the courses: LAWS 3305, LAWS 3306, LAWS 3308, SOCI 3400, and SOCI 3410 may be used as an elective if it has not been used to satisfy a Major requirement and student does not exceed maximum number of courses allowed in the Major and Concentration.
  • The total number of Criminology and Criminal Justice courses in the B.A. and B.A. (Honours) program may not exceed 11.5 (B.A.) and 15.0 (B.A. Honours). Consult the Institute if clarification is required.
  • Students may request permission to offer courses towards the Major which are not listed as electives, including those offered by the Criminal Justice and Social Policy Summer School, as well as special topics courses offered from time to time by the Institute or Departments of Law, Psychology and Sociology. Students should consult the Institute for a listing of courses approved as alternative electives.

Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) Courses

CRCJ 1000 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Overview of the field, including the foundational approaches of criminology and criminal justice, crime as an object of study; criminal law and criminality in Canada; (neo) classical, aetiological and social reaction perspectives; alternative criminologies.
Lectures three hours a week.

CRCJ 3001 [0.5 credit]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology

Methods used conducting quantitative research. Topics include measuring and manipulating variables, reliability, validity, sampling, experimental, quasi-experimental designs and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing in the B.A Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lectures and seminar three hours a week, laboratory one hour a week.

CRCJ 3002 [0.5 credit]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology

Methods used conducting qualitative research. Topics include field research, interviewing, ethnographic research, content analysis and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing in the B.A Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lectures and seminar three hours a week, laboratory one hour a week.

CRCJ 3201 [0.5 credit]
Selected Criminological Topics

The topics of this course may vary from year to year, and are announced in advance of registration.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing.
Lectures three hours per week.

CRCJ 3901 [1.0 credit]
Practicum in Criminology I

Through a field placement in an agency setting, students are provided the opportunity to obtain practical involvement in various aspects of criminal justice. Discussion and presentations in the Seminar Class and required term papers integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge.
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 3905, PSYC 3903, PSYC 3904, and SOCI 3806. CRCJ 3901 may not be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Criminology and Criminal Justice, including all of the 1000- and 2000- level requirements in the Major CGPA and permission of the Institute.
Field placement eight hours a week, seminar three hours a week.

CRCJ 3902 [1.0 credit]
Practicum in Criminology II

Through a field placement in an agency setting, students are provided the opportunity to obtain practical involvement in various aspects of criminal justice. Discussion and presentations in the Seminar Class and required term papers integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge.
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 3905, PSYC 3903, PSYC 3904, and SOCI 3806. CRCJ 3902 may not be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): third-year Honours standing in Criminology and Criminal Justice including all of the 1000- and 2000- level requirements in the Major CGPA and permission of the Institute.
Field placement eight hours a week, seminar three hours a week.

CRCJ 4001 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Criminology

Examination of a special topic in criminology. Topics to be announced in advance of registration each year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in B.A. Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sections offered may have additional prerequisites.

CRCJ 4002 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Criminology

Examination of a special topic in criminology. Topics to be announced in advance of registration each year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in B.A. Honours Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sections offered may have additional prerequisites.

CRCJ 4100 [0.5 credit]
Psychology of the Jury

This course will explore the jury system in Canada and other countries. Jury selection, deliberation, and instructions will be discussed, in addition to a number of legal and extra-legal influences on jury decision-making.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4200 [0.5 credit]
Policing Sex

This seminar explores the policing of consensual sexual practices, paying particular attention to the theorization of consent, harm, liberation and agency in a sexual and legal context.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4300 [0.5 credit]
Social Control

Introduction to social control from early theorizations linking social control to the genesis of the self, to preoccupations with the sorting of humans and the guiding of their conducts, including contemporary engagements with moralization, penal intensification, sovereign exceptionality, and immigration control.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Project

A research project conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty adviser from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology. Mandatory workshops and symposiums are scheduled during the year.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908 for Law Concentration students PSYC 3000 [1.0] for Psychology Concentration students; SOCI 2001 and SOCI 2002 for Sociology concentration students, and fourth-year standing in the B.A. Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a CGPA of 10.00 or better in the Major and permission of the Institute.
Workshops and symposiums as scheduled.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations

In addition to the program requirements described here, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.A. students. The B.A. Breadth requirement is waived for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Students should consult with the Institute when selecting courses and planning their program.

Maximum Number of CCJ Credits

The total number of Criminology and Criminal Justice credits in the B.A. and B.A. (Honours) program may not exceed 11.5 (B.A. General) and 15.0 (B.A. Honours). This is the sum of credits used in the Major and Concentration PLUS free electives chosen from the list of Approved CCJ electives. Consult the Institute if clarification is required.

Field Placement Practicum

The Field Placement Practicum (CRCJ 3901 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology I) is offered at the 3000-level to students in CCJ programs. Students complete a 1.0 (or 2.0) credit Field Placement Practicum course during the fall/winter session. To be eligible for the Practicum students must have completed at least 9.0 credits by May 1, including all of the 1000- and 2000-level requirements in the Major CGPA. Enrollment is restricted. A floating cutoff will be used to identify the students with the highest Major CGPA over those required courses, who may then receive permission to register for the Field Placement. Allocation of Field Placements will be determined by the Field Placement Coordinator.

Students wishing to register for a Field Placement Practicum must apply to the Institute no later than May 1 of their second year. Applications are available at carleton.ca/criminology after January 1. If granted permission, students will then register in CRCJ 3901 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology I during registration. Students in the B.A. Honours program may receive permission to complete a 2.0 credit placement, in which case they will also register in CRCJ 3902 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology II.

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Child Studies

For the majors in Child Studies and Criminology, the averages for admission may be higher than those for B.A. (Honours) program as a whole.

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

B.A. Honours Criminology and Criminal Justice

Admission to Criminology and Criminal Justice with advanced standing and transfer within the B.A. to CCJ by change of major is limited. Students require a minimum overall CGPA of 7.50 and will be admitted to the Honours program. Access to the General degree is limited to CCJ Honours registered students who apply to transfer and to Algonquin College students governed by the Articulation Agreement noted below.