Sociology and Criminology

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Sociology and Criminology

This program combines sociological and criminological thinking and approaches to understand social relations, social institutions, organizations, interpersonal interactions, criminal activity, legal issues, and the criminal justice system and challenge common sense assumptions.

Program Description
Our criminology program has the distinct virtue of being situated in an interdisciplinary department and, thus, uniquely provides students with both breadth and depth of knowledge. Criminology systematically examines criminal activity, legal issues, policing, regulation, the criminal justice system, and security as major factors in society. It focuses on the causes, consequences, and control of crimes, illegalities and wrongdoings, criminal law, policing, prosecution, sentencing, punishment, and deviance.
Sociology is the study of societies, social life, and social change. It investigates social, cultural and demographic issues in Canada and around the world. Topics covered include: sexuality, popular culture, inequality, migration, race, ethnicity, class, gender, values, health, family dynamics, law, social movements, institutions, and community.
To see a sample first-year schedule, visit the online Guide to Registration website, and find the specific program(s) in which you are interested.

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

ENG4U is required.

Experiential Learning
Fourth-year practicum courses in Sociology and Criminology
Meet professional working in the field at departmental events
Take advantage of available volunteer opportunities with local organizations
Volunteer abd paid research assistantships with professors
Enroll in UWindsor's Volunteer Internship Program (for your Co-Curricular Record)
  • Business (research and analysis, human resources, project management)
  • Government policy and research services
  • Immigration
  • Social services and community agency work
  • Social research agency service in the public, private, and community sectors
Student Support
You will benefit from accessible and highly respected professors who are committed to your education. They are renowned for their outstanding research and publications—you will have the opportunity to study with the authors of the texts you’ll read.
Our tight-knit, supportive student society will facilitate a rich, student-centered experience.
Our students, from undergraduate to doctoral levels, are actively engaged in peer support and learning. Consult with the UWindsor Student Success Centre to improve your learning and study skills. Our department has an academic advisor who will help students organize their course pathways and respond to course pathway design issues.
Receive guidance about studying, study groups, course scheduling, time management, understanding and applying theory, using the Leddy Library resources, planning your academic future, writing application letters and personal statements, locating pertinent on/off-campus resources, and other aspects of campus life.
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