Current Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Program Students wishing to apply as a Specialist

Admission:  Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Specialist

2014 Admission Requirements

These requirements apply to students registered in the ASMAJ0826 program who wish to be considered for admission to the Specialist program in 2014.

Requests for admission will be considered in the first subject POSt request period only. This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.

Admission to the specialist program is possible only for students in the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark in the required courses listed below. The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the 2014 subject POSt admission cycle. Achieving the minimum mark thresholds does not guarantee admission to the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies specialist in any given year.

Applying after first year:   The specialist is not available as a direct entry option after first year.

Applying after second year:  Student must be enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major (ASMAJ0826) and have completed a minimum of 8.0 FCEs including CRI205H1/WDW205H1, CRI210H1/WDW210H1 and CRI225H1/WDW225H1.   A minimum combined average of at least 80% in CRI205H1/WDW205H1, CRI210H1/WDW210H1 and CRI225H1/WDW225H1 is required.

Applying after third year:  Student must be enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major (ASMAJ0826) and have completed at least 12.0 FCEs and have a minimum combined average of 80% in the following 3.0 FCEs:

Four 300+ level half-credit “CRI” or “WDW Criminology” lecture or seminar courses and 1.0 FCE from CRI205H1/WDW205H1, CRI210H1/WDW210H1 and CRI225H1/WDW225H1.

Backup plan:  Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program students are strongly advised to enroll in a in a backup program or programs.


  1. CR courses cannot be used to fulfill program requirements.
  2. Students who have assigned CR/NCR in courses that are required in the specialist program are not eligible to apply to the Specialist program. 
  3. CRI/WDW398Y0, 395H1, 396H1, 397Y1 cannot be used to fulfill the half 300 level WDW course requirements

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.