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Criminal Justice Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Lansdowne Campus
  • Campuses
    Lansdowne

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $3610 Year 1
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1100 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40.20

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • ENGL 092 and ENGL 094 (C)
  • ENGL 092 and ENGL 096 (C)
  • ENGL 103 and ENGL 104 (C)
  • ENGL 103 and ENGL 106 (C)
  • ENGL 142 (C)
  • ELD 092 and ELD 094 (C)
  • ELD 097 (C)
  • EDL 103 and ELD 104 (C)
  • equivalent assessment

2. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C)
  • Applications of Math 11 (C)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (C)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
  • Principles of Math 12 (C-)
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (C-)
  • MATH 072 (C)
  • MATH 135 (C)
  • equivalent assessment

Admission Advice

You can be admitted without meeting the math prerequisite for the program's second year course STAT 116 and PSYC 201
and upgrade while in the program by completing MATH 072 or 135.

English Language Requirements

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

  • LPI score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with:
    • minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing
    • minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • TOEFL scores:
    • iBT 88-90 (min 20 in each section)
    • CB 230 (min 4.5 TWE)
    • PB 570 (min 4.5 TWE)
  • Camosun English assessment

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15, please check here for special high school admission process

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C. Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

As mentioned in the Program Overview/Key Points section, the Associate of Arts (Criminal Justice) Degree prepares graduates for entry into the third year of SFU's BA in Criminology Degree. Transfer opportunities to other institutions also may be possible.

The Criminal Justice Diploma is well suited for students interested in a number of Criminal Justice or Criminology degrees inside of the province. These transfer opportunities include the following:

a) Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Camosun graduates will receive up to two years (60 credits) of transfer credit toward SFU's four-year degree in Criminology. Students must first receive general admission to SFU before admission to the Faculty of Criminology. (Students transferring to SFU should have at least a "B" average to qualify for general admission. Students with higher GPA's register first.) STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TRANSFERRING TO SFU SHOULD REFER TO THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (CRIMINAL JUSTICE) DEGREE.

b) University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) - Camosun graduates will receive two years of transfer credits toward UFV's four-year Criminal Justice Degree. A minimum "B-" grade point average is required for transfer.

c) Royal Roads University - A direct two-year transfer agreement is in place. This enables graduates to receive credit for two years of the four-year BA in Justice Studies Degree offered by RRU. The minimum GPA for students transferring is set at a "B+".

d) Vancouver Island University - a direct two-year transfer agreement enables students to enter the third year of VIU's BA Major Criminology Degree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students interested in any of the above transfer possibilities should consult with Camosun's Criminal Justice Department personnel.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers complete details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Block Transfer out of province

University of Regina - graduates will receive up to 64 transfer credits, if they also have two years of documented paid or volunteer experience in the human services field.

University of Ottawa - Camosun graduates will receive credit for two years of the three-year Ottawa degree. The current transfer GPA is between a "B-" and "B+". Admission priority may be given to those students enrolling in the Honours program in Criminology. The GPA for admission to the Honours Program is currently a "B+" average.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students interested in one of the above transfer possibilities should consult with Camosun's Criminal Justice Department personnel.