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Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

Alex Greco is not only a public affairs professional, he’s also a Criminology grad.

Alex Greco (B.A., 2011, M.A., 2012) has worked with all three levels of government with the goal of making a difference in his community and country. He uses skills picked up at the University of Toronto to conduct research, monitor social media and run his own consulting business. Learn more about Alex on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 96% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $51,322/year upon entering the workforce. 60% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Criminology & Sociolegal Studies alumni most frequently apply their communication and analytical skills in these industries: 

  • Legal 
  • Education 
  • Operations 
  • Sales 
  • Administrative 
  • Research 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Support 
  • Program and Project Management

graduate or professional school

A Criminology & Sociolegal Studies degree equips students with the critical thinking and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology 

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options. 

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Explore Your Options

While you're a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.