University of Ontario

Institute of Technology

Our Mission

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market‑driven requirements of employers. Upon graduation, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.

Who We Are...

Located in downtown Oshawa, UOIT officially came into being June 27 2002, when the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act was passed. The university welcomed its first class of 947 students in September 2003. As Ontario's only laptop based university, UOIT strives to give students a competitive advantage in tomorrow's workplace by using latest technology to enhance learning.

Additional Information About UOIT

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved academic and personal excellence. Some scholarships are awarded solely on academic performance. Others are based on a combination of academic achievement and proven personal excellence including leadership and community involvement. Some scholarships offered at UOIT include the chancellors scholarship, valued at $28,000, the founders scholarship, valued at $20,000, and the presidents scholarship valued at $24,000. If you'd like to find out more information about UOIT and offered scholarships, please visit our website at

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Criminology and Justice

The faculty of social science and humanities offers a four year criminology and justice program designed to educate students with a broad range of skills required in a variety of fields, from criminal justice to law to social sciences.

If you are looking to pursue a career in criminology, justice, social science or prepare for graduate school, the comprehensive criminology and justice program will be of particular interest as it provides an extensive understanding of crime and justice. You will learn to build an intergraded approach to justice services through the examination of each of the justice systems components, including the study of the victim. This program begins with a range of knowledge and skills and an introduction to different areas of social science including: criminal justice, legal studies, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology.

Beginning in second year, you will have the opportunity to continue with the comprehensive program or to choose one of four areas of specializations. Courses include: Abnormal psychology, alternative methods in justice, cybercrime, criminal gangs, issues in diversity, leadership and administration, punishment and society, social justice and conflict and women in the criminal justice system.