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Campus
Duration
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree
School
Public Safety

About the Program

This is the first crime and intelligence degree offered at an Ontario postsecondary institution which focuses on the application of analytical techniques and technologies as well as the core elements of a public safety/criminal justice education.  

This program will prepare you for the challenging and complex environment by providing you with in-depth knowledge of crime and intelligence as well as develop a breadth of analytical and research skills.  You will learn how to analyze and address public safety matters by applying professional practices, strategies and use the latest analytical tools and technologies. Your studies will include law, criminology, investigation and community policing which will be applicable to understanding topics and trends in crime and investigations.

If you are a graduate from an Ontario Police Foundations program with a GPA of 2.5 (or higher) you are eligible for advanced entry into semester 4.

Work Experience

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. 

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Law enforcement

  • Investigations

  • Public safety

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Effective collaboration