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Location
Duration
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

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.

Advanced Entry

Advanced entry offers a pathway for graduates from the following Ontario diploma programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:

  • Police Foundations: entry to semester four – May/January start
  • Community & Justice Services: entry to semester four – May/January start
  • Protection, Security & Investigation: entry to semester three – September start

To apply, select the ZCIA program code for entry from High Affinity programs on OntarioColleges.ca or the Advanced Entry button on Apply Now.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • communication
  • effective collaboration

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

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • law enforcement
  • investigations
  • public safety
  • national security
  • counter-terrorism
  • anti money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (ATF) in financial services
  • corporate security and investigations
  • anti-fraud and loss prevention
  • social media investigations
  • community and justice services

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