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  • BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS |Criminal Justice

     Type: 4-Year Degree      

     Start Date: September      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus      

This program provides students with a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system. A multidisciplinary approach places special emphasis on understanding the perspectives of offenders, front-line professionals, administrators, the community and others who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice program video

Watch the video to learn more about the Criminal Justice degree program. 

What you will learn 

  • Crime
  • Victimization
  • Criminalization
  • Criminal justice and penal practice
  • Causes and management of crime
  • Deviance and victimization
  • Community safety
  • Rehabilitation/recidivism/reform
  • Restorative justice
  • Alternatives to incarceration
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Marginalized populations 

Work placement

There are two, mandatory, unpaid work terms typically after semesters 4 and 6. These are available on a full-time or part-time basis and will be arranged with the assistance of our placement coordinator.

Career options

As a graduate of Humber’s Criminal Justice degree program, you will have developed knowledge and skills critical to a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the criminal justice system, such as community or institution-based correctional settings, and non-governmental or government agencies. You may also be eligible to pursue graduate studies in criminal justice education or related disciplines.

Justice careers

  • Correctional Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Justice Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Youth Service Officer
  • Victim Services Worker
  • Border Services Officer
  • Policy Analyst 

Policing careers

  • CSIS
  • Municipal Police
  • Provincial Police
  • National Police
  • Private Security
  • RCMP

Program Coordinator
Joanna Amirault 
416.675.6622 ext. 3231

Video showcase

Now Hiring Toronto Police video

Students Attend CiCan

This past week Associate Dean Dr. Jeanine Webber, Program Coordinator for the BAA-CJ Dr. Alyssa Ferns and two 4th year BAA-CJ students, Marina Alves and Anna Maskulka traveled to Winnipeg, MB for the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Applied Research Symposium.