Transferring in CJPP
Welcome to the Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) Program website. The CJPP program began in the 1997-1998 academic year and is a collaborative program between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Political Science. The objectives of the program are to demonstrate to students the intersection of law, public policy and social and criminal justice. Graduates of the program will be well versed in the subfields of public policy, criminal justice, the Canadian court and legal system, and social justice. The CJPP program draws on the teaching and research strengths within each department and has become one of the most popular specializations in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences with over 600 majors.
Students enrolled in CJPP have a variety of career options when they graduate. They may choose law enforcement, probation/parole and corrections work which directly relate to the criminology portion of the program. Some may also choose to further their studies with a post-degree forensics program, social work, addictions counselling, law school or graduate work in criminology. For those students who particularly enjoy the public policy end of the program, there are a variety of opportunities as policy analysts in government, non-profit groups or industry. Others may choose to go on to law school or pursue a graduate degree in political science, public administration or public policy. Check out the CJPP Grads link on the menu to the right to see what some of our former students are doing.
“Effective 01 May 2016, (ie you were admitted under the terms of the 2016-2017 undergraduate calendar)
(1)students from other disciplines at the University of Guelph may only transfer into the CJPP Program if they have received an overall average of 70% in the following six courses:
(2) students may only declare a minor in CJPP if they have received an average of 70% in the same following six courses:
Students from other universities or colleges who are seeking to gain admission into the CJPP program must receive an overall average of 70% on these same six courses. If students have been given credit for any one of these six courses by the Admissions Department, they must achieve an average of 70% on the remaining courses. If, after you have received your transferred courses from Admissions, and believe that you have covered the work equivalent to any of the above courses but have not been given credit, we recommend that you bring along a course outline, calendar description and any other pertinent information related to course content and make an appointment to see one of the program counsellors."