Current Students in Faculty of Arts & Science Program (St. George)

Criminology and Sociolegal Studies – Major (Arts Program)

2014 Program Admission:
This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Achieving the minimum mark threshold does not guarantee admission to the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major in any given year.  Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program students are strongly advised to enroll in a backup program or programs.

Requests for admission will be considered in the first subject POSt request period only.   Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark in the required courses listed below. The precise mark threshold is an estimate of what will be required in the 2014 subject POSt admission cycle.

Applying after first year:  Students may apply to this subject POSt after completion of at least four full-course equivalents which must include the following:

2.0 FCEs  at the 100 or higher level from ECO/HIS/PHL/POL/PSY/SOC.  Any combination from this list is acceptable.  Courses with other course designators will not be accepted. Admission will be determined by a student’s marks in these 2.0 FCEs taken in the most recent session.  It is expected that a minimum combined average of 70% in these 2.0 FCEs will be required for admission in 2014.

Applying after second or third year:  Same as above, with the 2.0 FCEs at the 200+ level from ECO/HIS/PHL/POL/PSY/SOC.

Note: It may take a little over two years to complete this program.  Do not change your program of study if you are required to complete your degree in four years as prerequisites and program requirements will not be waived.  For more information check the following link: Can I complete the major in 2 years?

Request Period:
There is one request period only (April 1 – May 15).  Application is made on-line (not ROSI).   For Type 3 subject POSts application instructions and deadline information please check the fall/winter timetable.   The subject POSt code for the major program is ASMAJ0826.

How to enrol in Type 3 subject POSts:
Step 1: apply to the Type 3 subject POSt during round 1 (April 1-May 15) using the Type 3 Application Form
Step 2: enrol in a backup program or programs (April 1-May 15)
Step 3: on July 2 check the SWS in early July to see if the department has given you an “invitation” to enrol
Step 4: accept the invitation to enrol on the SWS (deadline to accept is August 7)
For detailed information and instructions see Subject POSt Enrolment.


  1. Criminology major program  are guaranteed enrolment in CRI205H1, CRI210H1 and CRI225H1. Students whose admission request is refused will be covered by their backup plan.
  2. Retained / transfer credits will not be used to fulfill the 2.0 FCE requirements.
  3. There is one request period only.  This means that it is not possible to take courses in the 2014 summer session to gain admission to this program in September.