8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree


As a leader in academic pathways, we offer a range of options that will allow you to take your credential further in another Seneca program or a program at a partner institution.

To learn more about your eligibility, visit the Academic Pathways web page.

Advanced Entry

The chart below shows the number of semesters remaining to complete the degree and your start term options based on the diploma program you completed.

Program January start May start September start
Community & Justice Services 5 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters
Criminal Justice (Medicine Hat College) 5 semesters 5 semesters No entry
Investigation – Public & Private (Sheridan College) No entry No entry 6 semesters
Police Foundations 5 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters
Protection, Security & Investigation No entry No entry 6 semesters

Students are also required to complete a work term.

Police Foundations and Community & Justice Services graduates: Due to course availability, graduates of this diploma program will complete the CIA degree in six semesters plus a work term if they choose to start in September.

To learn about your eligibility visit the admission requirements page.