Certificate Programs

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to encourage those engaged in the administration of law and order to critically evaluate and consider the increasing complex challenges of the criminal justice system. The programme offers individuals an opportunity to explore the relationship between Criminology and Criminal Justice and the impact that critical analysis and discovery impacts on their own front-line practice.

This programme is designed to be taken on a part-time basis by individuals who already have at least one year of work experience in the field of criminal justice or public safety. It consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, 18 of which are required while the rest are electives.


The Certificate In Gerontology gives those who have worked in the field of aging an opportunity to develop a new understanding of their role as caregivers and facilitators.

The programme is part time and consists of at least six full-year courses or the equivalent, three-and-one-half of which are required while the rest are electives. With the exception of the research methods course, which is required only of students in the BA programme, the Gerontology course requirements for the Certificate are identical to those of the Gerontology major.

For information on admission to the Certificate programs, please visit Admission Requirements.

For more information on the academic disciplines, courses and faculty, please visit Academic Departments > Criminology and Criminal Justice or Gerontology.

Experiential Learning Certificates

The Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development offers two certificates that can be completed concurrently with your Bachelor of Arts degree:

The Certificate in Experiential Learning and Community Engagement
This certificate combines in-class learning with volunteer work and provides tangible evidence of the hands-on learning completed during your degree. 

The Certificate in Digital and Media Literacy
This certificate combines courses in digital and media literacy with workshops and experiential learning. It provides tangible evidence of the knowledge and practical skills you've earned during your degree.