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Study Criminology at Otago

Criminology is currently one of the fastest growing and most popular areas of study in the social sciences internationally.

Students studying Criminology have the opportunity to learn about many of the social, cultural and political dynamics that surround the social phenomenon of crime.

The minor in Criminology provides the opportunity to study core concepts in criminology: crime and deviance, social control, crime and victimization in media and cultural discourses, the shifting boundary between what is socially considered legitimate and criminal behaviour and the wider institutional dynamics of legal systems, justice processes and institutions.

Programme requirements

Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) endorsed in Criminology

Papers required

Note: Endorsement may require enrolment in papers totalling more than 120 points, depending on the extent of prior study in relevant subjects and whether the student wishes to be eligible for postgraduate study in the subject of endorsement.

Minor subject requirements

Criminology as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points

SOCI 103 Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation

Above 100-level

CRIM 201 Crime, Justice and Society

54 points, including at least 18 above 200- level from ANTH 327, ANTH 424, ENGL 243, FORB 201, GEND 208 or GEND 308, GEND 209 or GEND 309, GEND 210 or GEND 310, GEND 311, HIST 215, HIST 234, HIST 242, LAWS 410, LAWS 417, MFCO 212, POLS 202, PSYC 204, PSYC 325, SOCI 203



Total   90

Key information for future students

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Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme
School of Social Sciences