Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Criminology and Criminal Justice is the study of crime and justice from a sociological perspective. Do you find yourself wondering about issues involving criminalization, criminality, and justice? Are you interested in topics like crime, criminalization, social regulation, or justice? Criminology and Criminal Justice will answer your questions and give you a new lens for seeing the world around you. 

A student may complete an honours or major in Criminology and Criminal Studies in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. 

Why Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNB?

At UNB, the Criminology and Criminal Justice program is focused on providing students the knowledge, skills, and methods required to pursue meaningful careers within government, police, NGOs, law, advocacy groups, and more. Students can expect to develop a rigorous and deep understanding of the causes and consequences of crime and deviance, which will prepare them for the workforce, or Criminology graduate programs in Canada and beyond. 

Hands-on learning: 

  • Our Faculty members are also researchers who are actively involved in the community. 
  • Our Department supports and promotes international exchanges. 

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Research efficiency 
  • A comprehensive knowledge of team dynamics 
  • Theoretical and methodological expertise 

Admission requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in ouradmission requirements tool. 

Sample Courses

  • CRIM 2563: Violence and Society
  • CRIM 2575: Terrorism
  • CRIM 2613: Youth Justice
  • CRIM 3385: Sociology of Policing and Security
  • CRIM 3636: Restorative Justice
  • CRIM 4313: Families, Law, and Social Policy


  • Policing 
  • Government
  • Policy
  • Security
  • NGOs
  • Community Organizations
  • Research
  • The Legal System