Joint Major Programs

The School of Criminology at SFU offers a number of Joint Major Programs with other departments in the Arts and Social Sciences. 

Our Program Completion Check Sheets provide a helpful checklist for each of our programs to help you track your progress throughout the Criminology Program. Use the check sheet that corresponds with your program of choice to ensure you've completed all the required courses for your degree.

Criminology and Psychology Bachelor of Arts

Program Completion Check Sheet: Criminology and Psychology Bachelor of Arts

This program explores relationships between the study of criminology and psychology. Joint major students (or prospective students) are encouraged to see advisors in both departments.

Program Declaration and Continuation Requirements

Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and Psychology programs and have School of Criminology approval before being approved by the Department of Psychology. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing the following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the Psychology declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades:

All of:

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

Psychology declaration: students must complete

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

and must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in

  • PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4)

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses. However, a student whose CGPA is between 2.00 and 2.25 may be eligible for a major in psychology.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Course Selection


Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210 as soon as possible.

The Psychology Department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a major in psychology.

To enrol in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors. See PSYC courses for details.

The Psychology Department reserves one hundred per cent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enrol in these upper division courses until the open enrolment date.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as specified below.

Criminology Requirements

Group A Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

and all of

  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)

and one 200 level CRIM course

Group B Lower Division Requirements

  • SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

and one of

  • POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3) or POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
  • POL 151 - The Administration of Justice (3)

and

  • or any 100 or 200 division PHIL course

Upper Division Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 21 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

  • CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 320 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 321 - Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *
  • PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)
  • and one group A course
  • PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)
  • and one group B course
  • PSYC 241 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 260 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 268 - Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)
  • *PSYC 201W must be completed with a final course grade of C (2.0) or better.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 units in upper division psychology courses including PSYC 308 - History and Systems of Modern Psychology (3). No more than three of these units may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Directed Studies Courses

  • PSYC 493 - Directed Studies (3)
  • PSYC 494 - Directed Studies (3)
  • PSYC 495 - Directed Studies (3)

Enrolment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest. Common reasons for a student requesting such a course are

  • to continue a reading or research project begun in a 400 division seminar
  • to cover material not included in regular courses

The minimum requirement is a B (3.0) average, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form (available at http://www.psyc.sfu.ca/ugrad) with the intended instructor.

Letters of Permission


See Courses at Other Institutions/Letters of Permission for information. The department does not normally approve letters of permission for enrolled Simon Fraser University students to complete PSYC 201, 210 and 301 at a different institution. Such permission may be granted for other courses. Enquire of the psychology undergraduate advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements


For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

Anthropology and Criminology Bachelor of Arts

Program Completion Check Sheet: Anthropology and Criminology Bachelor of Arts

These disciplines have some common methods and theoretical concerns; the relation between such variables as class, gender, ethnicity and crime; the social construction of deviance; the law as a social phenomenon; and the general social, political, and economic frameworks of society that condition the nature and perception of social problems. This program is for those who share these concerns.

Students interested in a joint program in criminology and anthropology should contact both department advisors.

Program Declaration and Continuation


Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and Anthropology programs. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the Anthropology declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades

All of:

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

And one of:

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Anthropology declaration: see lower division requirements (listed below); students must contact the Anthropology advisor

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements

A minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as specified below.

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 18 units, including both of

  • SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)
  • SA 201W - Anthropology and Contemporary Life (A) (4)

and one of*

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)
  • and two additional 200 division SA courses designated (A), (S) or (SA).

*Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Lower Division Criminology Requirements

All of

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 203 - Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance (3)
  • CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)
  • SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

and one of*

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

and

  • STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

or one of

  • PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)
  • STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)
  • BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

*Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 20 units, including

  • SA 301 - Contemporary Ethnography (A) (4)
  • SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)
  • and 3 additional upper division courses chosen from SA courses designated anthropology (A). SA 402 is highly recommended.

No more than 4 units of Directed Readings may be used towards completion of criminology and anthropology joint major.

Upper Division Criminology Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 20 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

  • CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 320 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)
  • CRIM 332 - Sociology of Law (3)

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements


For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

Sociology and Criminology Bachelor of Arts

Program Completion Check Sheet: Sociology and Criminology Bachelor of Arts

These disciplines have some common methods and theoretical concerns: the relation between such variables as class, gender, ethnicity and crime; the social construction of deviance; the law as a social phenomenon; and the general social, political, and economic frameworks of society that condition the nature and perception of social problems. This program is for those who share these concerns.

Students interested in a joint program in criminology and sociology should contact both department advisors.

Program Declaration and Continuation

Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and Sociology programs. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the Sociology declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades

All of

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

And one of

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Sociology declaration: see lower division requirements (listed below); students must contact the Sociology advisor

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements


A minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as listed below.

Lower Division Criminology Requirements

All of

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 203 - Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance (3)
  • CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)

and one of

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

and

  • STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

or one of

  • PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)
  • STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)
  • BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

* Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Lower Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 17 units, including all of

  • SA 100W - Perspectives on Canadian Society (SA) (4)
  • SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)
  • SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)
  • SA 250 - Introduction to Sociological Theory (S) (4)

and one of

  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

* Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Upper Division Criminology Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 20 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

  • CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)
  • CRIM 332 - Sociology of Law (3)

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Upper Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 20 units, including

  • SA 350 - Classical Sociological Thought (S) (4)
  • SA 355 - Quantitative Methods (S) (4)

and one of

  • SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)
  • SA 357W - Survey Methods (S) (4)
  • and two additional upper division SA courses designated sociology (S)

The following is highly recommended.

  • SA 304 - Social Control (S) (4)

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

Criminology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Bachelor of Arts

Program Completion Check Sheet: Criminology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Bachelor of Arts

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the School of Criminology have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Program Declaration and Continuation

Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and GSWS programs. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the GSWS declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades

All of:

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 213 - Women and Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • And 19 units minimum to complete all non-CRIM lower division requirements (listed below)

GSWS declaration: students must complete

  • One lower division GSWS course

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements

A minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as specified below.

Lower Division Criminology Requirements


All of

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 213 - Women and Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)
  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)
  • and any 100 or 200 division PHIL course

and one of

  • POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3) or POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
  • POL 151 - The Administration of Justice (3)

and

  • STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

or one of

  • STAT 100 - Chance and Data Analysis (3)
  • STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)
  • BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 12 lower division GSWS units including two of

  • GSWS 100 - Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 - Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 - Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division Criminology Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 21 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

  • CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 320 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 321 - Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

The remaining required units may be selected at the student's discretion. The following courses are recommended.

  • CRIM 311 - Minorities and the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • CRIM 316 - Sexual Offenders and Sexual Offences (3)
  • CRIM 333 - Gender, Law and the State (3)
  • CRIM 432 - Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession (3)

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content will be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

Graduation Requirements


Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.