Arts and Social Sciences
Do you like to go behind the scenes and to read between the lines?
Criminology is the study of crim and how society responds to crime. The School of Criminology at SFU focuses on crime, criminality and criminal justice. Criminology prepares you for careers in law enforcement and criminal justice (policing, probabtion and parole). Many students use their Criminology degree as a foundation for law school or graduate school.
SFU's internationally renowned School of Criminology now offers its undergraduate program at SFU Surrey, as well as at SFU Burnaby.
Criminology courses are integrated with a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, political science, economics, history, philosophy, and computing science. Students are provided with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexities of criminal and deviant behaviour, society's reaction to crime and justice, the operations of the criminal justice system, and key areas of law such as criminal law and the law relating to human rights.
Spotlight on Police Studies
The School of Criminology also offers a Police Studies program, which focuses on issues such as policing, police management and ethics and accountability. This specialized knowledge of policing - and its social and legal context - is complemented by a broad foundation in Criminology. These undergraduate courses might also be of interest to non-degree holders, particularly in-service police officers, coroners and other members of the criminal justice system.
SFU's concentration in Police Studies is offered only at SFU Surrey. Students in the program study a wide range of topics, including criminal profiling, terrorism, policing illegal drug markets, and forensic studies. Forensic courses use resources available though SFU's Center for Forensic Research, a joint venture with the School of Criminology, the Department of Archaeology and forensic researchers from other SFU departments. For students interested in Police Studies, a new certificate option is available. Areas of specialization include minorities and the criminal justice system, forensic studies, restorative justice, crime analysis and prevention, and special types of offenders.
For more information about Criminology and Police Studies in Surrey visit: http://www.fass.surrey.sfu.ca/crim