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Honours Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Available: Winter

Program Description

The Honours Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis prepares graduates for careers in the areas of law enforcement, investigative analysis and crime prevention within the public or private sectors. To operate in this challenging and complex environment, students will learn how to analyze and address public safety matters through applying internationally recognized professional practices and strategies, alongside advanced analytical tools and technologies.

Students will acquire a depth of knowledge in crime and intelligence, and will develop a breadth of analytical and research skills that are transferable across a variety of professions, and a wide range of public and private organizations. The core skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and effective collaboration are embedded across the program.  Students will complete a work term semester with a relevant employer in Year 4 and will develop a specialized research project in the final semester.

Students entering the program start semester 1 from Fall 2019.  Graduates from Ontario Police Foundations programs with a GPA of 2.5 (or higher) are eligible for direct entry into Semester 4 in Winter 2019.

Campus

Duration

8 Semesters (4 Years)

Credential Awarded

Honours Bachelor Degree

Your Career

The Bachelor (Honours) of Crime and Intelligence Analysis is the first degree of its kind in Ontario.  The degree offers an innovative and interdisciplinary education where students develop the skills and knowledge required for successful careers in law enforcement, investigations, public safety, and within the private sector.  Students from this program will be able to think critically and use technology to develop analytical products that help communities and organizations to counter criminal activities in a proactive fashion.  The first two years of the program introduces students to key areas in criminal justice and public safety such as law, criminology, investigation, and community policing.  In years 3 and 4, students examine emerging topics and trends in crime and investigations including:

  • Crime mapping;
  • Social media and social networks;
  • Organized crime;
  • Gang intelligence;
  • Corporate crime;
  • Behavioural and forensic psychology;
  • Counter-terrorism and measures to counter criminal and terrorist financing.

Students will complete a semester-long work term with a relevant employer in Year 4 and will develop a specialized research project in the final semester.

Work-Integrated Learning

Mandatory Degree Work Term

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. The work term(s) may be a paid or unpaid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position.  

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required courses - minimum final grade of 65% in each:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic

$7,315

Tuition – International

$17,975

Book & Supply Costs

$795


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
416.491.5050 ext. 22840 Admissions@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Domestic
416.491.4660
student.recruitment@senecacollege.ca
International
416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Seneca.International@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Gary Galbraith 416.491.5050 ext. 55010 Gary.Galbraith@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Gary Galbraith 416.491.5050 ext. 55010 Gary.Galbraith@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network