Carleton University, Department of Law

Region: Ontario Answer # 908

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital, within close proximity to many of Canada’s important legal institutions, including the Supreme Court, the federal Parliament and the federal Department of Justice. Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies offers programs for those who are interested in studying the law and seek careers in law-related fields, but who do not necessarily wish to become lawyers.

Degree Programs

A wide variety of programs and courses are offered. These include a Bachelor of Arts in Law; a  Master’s degree in Legal Studies, a Ph.D. in Legal Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution. The Department also  offers a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a B.A. in Human Rights in collaboration with other units.

Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies also offers three concentrations for Honours students to choose from: a Concentration in Business Law; a Concentration in Law, Policy and Government; and a Concentration in Transnational Law and Human Rights; as well as a concentration in Law for students in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program. Students in other disciplines may complete a four-credit minor in Law.



To qualify for admission into undergraduate programs in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including six Ontario Academic Courses (OACs) or a minimum of six Grade 12 University level or University or College level courses, or a combination thereof.

Full-time tuition costs about $15,000 per year. For more information about admission and studies at the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, visit their website at carleton.ca/law.

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