2020-2021 Undergraduate Calendar

Policing and Criminal Justice  
This program is offered through the Departments of Political Science, Psychology and Sociology Co-ordinator Kate Bezanson Program Co-ordinator and Adviser Jeanette Ramsay  
General Information Go to top of document
Executive Assistant to the Dean Fatima Noorbhai 905-688-5550, extension 3425 Scotiabank Hall 324 The Policing and Criminal Justice program involves courses offered through Brock and Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology. This four-year program combines training in policing and criminal justice with an education in a chosen academic discipline, which may be Political Science, Psychology or Sociology. Depending on the academic discipline the student chooses to major in, the program leads to either a 4-year BA with Major or to a BA (Honours). The student also receives a diploma in Police Foundations from Niagara College. The program caters to the increasing demand in society for professionals who possess both solid applied skills and the substantive knowledge needed to apply them to the areas of policing and criminal justice. This would ordinarily involve attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and Niagara program combines the two in a single integrated package. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent average during year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Policing and Criminal Justice program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. During years 1, 2 and 4 of the program, students will take courses at Brock University. During year 3, students will complete the Police Foundations Accelerated Program, taking courses at Niagara College. In addition to taking a variety of courses in topic areas such as Criminal and Civil Law, Interviewing and Investigations, Provincial Offenses, and Fitness/Lifestyle Management, students will engage in required practical volunteer work. Students will normally apply for admission to the program following the successful completion of year 1 courses, as specified below. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program and must have no more than 8.0 overall credits, at least 4.0 of which must have been earned at Brock. Volunteering experience is an asset. Successful applicants must maintain an overall B average during year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program and to enter the Police Foundations Accelerated Program at Niagara College. Enrolment in this program is limited, and admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms and further details for the Policing and Criminal Justice program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  POLI 3P11 recommended in Year 2, POLI 3P15, 4P01 and 4P19 recommended in year 4 for Political Science majors.  
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In the 20 credit Honours degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In this 20 credit BA with Major degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least four and one-half credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least one and one-half credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Political Science Go to top of document
Year 1 Year 1 now closed Year 2
- POLI 2F12, 2P80, 2P99 and 2Q98
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 1)
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- taken at Niagara College
Year 4
- POLI 3P18
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- POLI 3P98 or 4P50
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from political theory list
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
 
BA with Major Program Go to top of document
Psychology Go to top of document
Year 1 Year 1 now closed Year 2
- PSYC 2F23, 2P25 and 2P30
- two and one-half PSYC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)99
- one-half POLI or SOCI credit
Year 3
- taken at Niagara College
Year 4
- PSYC 2P15 and 3P30
- one and one-half PSYC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)99
- one and one-half PSYC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 to 4(alpha)99
- one POLI or SOCI credit
 
Sociology Go to top of document
Year 1 Year 1 now closed Year 2
- SOCI 2P00 and 2P11
- SOCI 3P00 or 3P01
- two SOCI credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one SOCI credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- taken at Niagara College
Year 4
- SOCI 3P02 or 3P11
- two and one-half SOCI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99
- one and one-half SOCI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit
 
Last updated: January 29, 2020 @ 02:00PM