2021-2022 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 Policing and Criminal Justice is no longer accepting new applicants to the program. The following is for the information of current Policing and Criminal Justice Students only. 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. A minimum 70 percent average is required 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. During years 1, 2 and 4 of the program, students take courses at Brock University. During year 3, students 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 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.  
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 2 now closed 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 2 now closed 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 2 now closed 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: February 12, 2021 @ 12:46PM