The Criminal Justice program includes guest speakers, volunteer opportunities and an optional internship. After you graduate, you're ready to work or you can choose to continue your studies with a bachelor's degree.
Prepare for a career in Criminal Justice
When you graduate, you will have a broad base of theoretical knowledge, skills and abilities suitable to a diverse range of entry-level criminal justice positions, including law enforcement, adult, youth and community corrections, victim services, restorative justice, customs border services and other related opportunities. Learn more.
Volunteering in Victoria
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in the Victoria area for you to pursue while you complete your education. Some of these include: the local police departments, Greater Victoria Victim Services, the Boys and Girls Club, John Howard Society and the Saanich Community Justice Association. These organizations offer you opportunities to develop your skills and abilities to work in this field. Learn more.
A great student experience
"Camosun was definitely a good stepping stone for me to continue on to university. The knowledge I received while there has provided me with a problem-free transition to the learning I am currently receiving in third year at the University of Ottawa. With small class sizes, it is easy to build solid relationships with professors, and it has been a push in the right direction for a career in the CJS. A positive experience in every aspect."
"I have nothing but good things to say about Camosun College. My teachers were always open for discussion, knew me by name, and always encouraged me to excel and aim for higher goals. The high standard for academic excellence within the Criminal Justice program allowed me to make an easy transition from Camosun to the University of Ottawa, where I continue my studies."
"I recommend the Criminal Justice program at Camosun for anyone pursuing a career or further education in the field of criminology.
The material is well taught, well organized, and very relevant for practical applications and in academia. The bureaucracy of the program is organized to be conducive for first-time students, relieving student stress during course selection and eventually diploma application. Most classes are fairly small; there is a lot of student-professor interaction and professors are very available. An active Criminal Justice Undergrad Society adds to a fun and friendly atmosphere leading to excellent peer resources in time for finals. Even years after graduation and across great distances, I am still in regular contact with dozens of Camosun alumni who are likely to be life-long friends. Camosun is definitely the best school I ever attended."
"I finished the Criminal Justice program and have since received my BA in Criminology from SFU and am currently attending law school at UBC. Camosun's Criminal Justice program provided a great foundation for my education. The teaching staff had varied experiences, and Victoria provided a great backdrop to assess the many career options available with a criminal justice degree. I am very thankful I chose Camosun College."