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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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About the program

The Criminology program offers an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Justice, a Master of Arts in Criminology, and a PhD in Criminology and Social Justice. As part of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, our programs offer a unique way of examining crime and harm in society. Our faculty has a diverse array of research interests including terrorism, hate crime, young people, punishment, mental health, technology, gender, race, and inequality. Running through these diverse interests is a commitment to social justice, collaboration with faculty in other programs at our university and beyond, and conducting community-engaged research. We invite you to explore our website and consider applying to one of our innovative programs.

For more information, please visit the Criminology and Justice page

You will be prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities, including:

  • Work in the public/outreach fields
  • Government sector worker
  • Policy analyst
  • Program evaluator
  • Not-for-profit worker/councilor
  • Child/Youth worker
  • Boarder services/coast guard/postal investigations worker
  • Animal welfare investigator
  • Addictions/Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Court clerk
  • Corporate security
  • Researcher/Research assistant
  • And more

Please talk to our Careers Office to learn more about the many ways you can use this degree.

This program is also an excellent foundation for many Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees including:

  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Victimology
  • Social Ecology