Criminal and Social Justice

Are you are interested in human and social behaviour, social justice issues, the Canadian criminal justice system, and the roots of crime and deviance? Our Criminal and Social Justice program may be for you. Earn a certificate or diploma that can launch your career and helps you complete a degree in Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Law Enforcement, Criminology, and more.

This program starts in September each year.

The strength of this program is its connection to the real world and hands-on learning opportunities. Look forward to engaging classes filled with experiential learning opportunities whether you attend at the Cranbrook campus or from your home or workplace. Note: All virtual classes are based in Mountain Time.

Individuals who are interested in a career in criminal and social justice should be:

  • Keen to work as part of a team
  • Eager to work in a dynamic and constantly changing environment – where no two days are the same
  • Committed to recognizing social injustices, marginalization, and oppression
  • Able to engage in critical thinking, exercise good judgement, and manage stress effectively
  • Strong in communication skills

Program Options:


The diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the two year diploma curriculum, with a total of 60 credits.


The Criminal and Social Justice certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the first year, with a total of 30 credits.