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6 required courses (288 hours)


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Complete in 1 year, or up to 3 years

Police Studies involves theory and practical skills that prepare you for a career in the justice field.

Gain new knowledge of the Canadian justice system and develop skills and personal qualities for your career in justice. These online courses cover many topics, from the history of the Canadian justice system to criminal law to trends and issues in policing.

Learn about Canadian legislative bodies, the criminal justice system, law enforcement, corrections and after-care services in the community. Build your understanding of the major theoretical concepts in criminology through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, criminals, criminality and crime prevention.

Explore issues of diversity and justice within Canadian society as you assess the workings of the Canadian criminal justice system in relation to minorities. Develop an in-depth appreciation of the link between minority group status and justice. Delve into the issues pertaining to law enforcement in a modern democratic society.

Please note: A career in law enforcement requires a combination of education, experience and a criminal records check. Many positions also require the completion of a written examination, medical examination and an interview to assess personal suitability.

Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere

Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Canadian Criminal Justice Systems   ON  
Interpersonal Relationship Skills     ON
Criminology Concepts ON    
Human Diversity in Justice   ON  
Trends and Issues in Policing     ON
Canadian Criminal Law ON    



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



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