Legal Studies and Administration 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:

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.

Legal Studies and Administration Stream

Students completing the BA (Honours) Criminal Justice - Legal Studies Stream must achieve a minimum 70% average in the program.  This stream is available only to students with a diploma in a Law Clerk program from an Ontario Community College.  In addition to the block of credits recieved from the Law Clerk program, students must also complete the following:

CRJS 2106 Psychology and Law  3 cr.
CRJS 2216 Civil Law & Civil Procedure  3 cr.
CRJS 3086 Law and Society 3 cr.
CRJS 3087 Law and Society II 3 cr.
CRJS 4347 Applied Criminological Theory 3 cr
Legal Studies Block   30 cr.
Electives   36 cr.

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