Criminal Justice Studies

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:

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available to students pursuing a Stream in Criminology, Corrections, Policing, or Legal Studies & Administration.  Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Honours) must achieve a minimum average of 70% in the program.

The Bachelor of Arts (Four-year) is available to students pursuing the Criminal Justice Studies Stream.  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  

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.

Criminal Justice Studies Stream

Students completing the BA (Four-year) Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice Studies Stream must achieve a minimum 60% average in the program.

Students must complete all of the following:  
SOCI 2016 Classical Sociological Theory 3 cr.
SOCI 2017 Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 cr.
CRJS 2106 Psychology and Law 3 cr.
CRJS 4937 Seminar in Professional Development 3 cr.
*Criminal Justice Studies list of stream electives  24 cr.

45 cr.

Group Requirements:

Criminal Justice Studies stream electives
ADMN 2307 Commercial Law  
ANTH 3027 Indigenous Peoples and the State  
CRJS 2216 Civil Law and Civil Procedure  
CRJS 2306 Taking Criminological Theory to the Movies  
CRJS 2316 Introduction to Organized Crime  
CRJS 2926 An Introduction to Forensic Science  
CRJS 3106 Forensic Psychology I  
CRJS 3107 Forensic Psychology II  
CRJS 3336 Women and the Criminal Justice System  
CRJS 3356 Vulnerable Populations  
CRJS 3416 Indigenous Legal Studies  
CRJS 3426 Terrorism  
CRJS 3506 Criminology of Serial Homicide  
CRJS 3626 Victimology  
CRJS 3926 Special Topics in Criminal Justice I  
CRJS 3927 Special Topics in Criminal Justice II  
CRJS 3936 Youth in Conflict with the Law  
CRJS 4926 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice I  
CRJS 4927 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice II  
HIST 3286 Human Rights in Canada  
PSYC 2807 Introduction to Social Psychology  
PSYC 3606 Psychopathology I  
PSYC 3607 Psychopathology II  
PSYC 3807 Applied Social Psychology  
SOCI 3006 The Sociology of Collective Behaviour  
SOCI 4016 Advanced Classical Sociological Theory  

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