Criminology involves the study of crime, criminal behaviour and responses to law-breaking. The principle elements of criminology are social science theory, institutional and systems impacts, and research methods that explore all aspects of crime, criminal behaviour and justice issues. The individual and social impact of crime will be a critical component of your research. Your two-year Criminology diploma is the first step toward criminal justice related employment and/or further studies in criminology. The diploma program consists of 60 credits of university transferable coursework, completed on a full-time basis over two years (four academic semesters). Options for part-time study are also available.