Policing Stream

Criminal Justice

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements for Criminal Justice, including regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements. Please refer to the Degree Requirement for further information.

Program Requirements:

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Honours) must achieve a minimum average of 70% in the program.

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (four-year) must achieve a minimum average of 60% in the program.

Students must complete 120 credits including the following required courses in the Criminal Justice program:
CRJS 1087 Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System  
CRJS 1206 An Introduction to Canadian Law  
SOCI 1016 Introduction to Sociology  
PSYC 1106 Introduction to Psychology I  
PSYC 1107 Introduction to Psychology II  
SOCI 2126 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods  
SOCI 2127 Quantitative Research Methods  
CRJS 2086 Introduction to Criminological Theory  
CRJS 3206 Canadian Criminal Law and Criminal Proceedings  
CRJS 3086 Law and Society  
CRJS 3087 Law and Society II  
CRJS 4347 Applied Criminological Theory  

In addition to the required courses listed above, students in the Criminal Justice program must complete one of the following streams: Legal Studies and Administration; Corrections; Criminology; Criminal Justice Studies; or Policing.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

Humanities   6 cr.
Science   6 cr.


** The block of 30 credits for the Corrections and Policing Streams are offered in collaboration with Canadore College and represent one academic year of study at the college.

It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirements.

Policing Stream

Students must complete all of the following:  
CRJS 2106 Psychology and Law 3 cr.
CRJS 4916 Policing and Society 3 cr.
CRJS 4917 Criminal Investigation 3 cr.
Police Foundations Courses: Canadore** 30 cr.
Electives 33 cr.

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