X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP)

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Department of Political Science, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Criminal Justice and Public Policy is offered as a minor in the honours program and as a major in the honours program. It is designed to provide students seeking a career in the criminal justice system, or planning to pursue an advanced degree with a knowledge base that will enable them to pursue their career objectives. The program offers a unique blend of sociological courses dealing with the criminal justice system as well as courses in Political Science dealing with public policy formation and implementation. It also provides students with the conceptual and methodological tools needed for further study.

Students who are not admitted directly into the CJPP major and subsequently wish to declare the specialization must apply directly to the department. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative average of 70% or better in the following foundation courses:

POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
POLS*2250 or POLS*2300
POLS*2350 [0.50] Law from a Political Science Perspective
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOC*1500 [0.50] Crime and Criminal Justice
SOC*2700 [0.50] Criminological Theory

Students wishing to declare the CJPP minor must also meet the above requirement.

Students from other institutions who transfer to the University of Guelph and wish to declare the CJPP major or minor must also meet the above requirement. If an external transfer student is granted credit for one or more of the foundation courses listed above, then he or she must attain a cumulative average of 70% or better in the remaining required CJPP foundation courses.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.00 credits is required, including:
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
POLS*2250 or POLS*2300
POLS*2350 [0.50] Law from a Political Science Perspective
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOC*1500 [0.50] Crime and Criminal Justice
SOC*2700 [0.50] Criminological Theory
0.50 credits from the following:
POLS*3650 [0.50] Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis
SOAN*3120 [0.50] Quantitative Methods
1.50 credits from the following:
SOC*2070 [0.50] Social Deviance
SOC*2760 [0.50] Homicide
SOC*3490 [0.50] Law and Society
SOC*3710 [0.50] Youth Justice
SOC*3730 [0.50] Courts and Society
SOC*3740 [0.50] Corrections and Penology
SOC*3750 [0.50] Police in Society
1.50 credits from the following:
POLS*3130 [0.50] Law, Politics and Judicial Process
POLS*3140 [0.50] Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
POLS*3300 [0.50] Governing Criminal Justice
POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration
0.50 credits from the following:
HIST*3130 [0.50] Popular Culture and Punishment, 1700-1900
PHIL*3040 [0.50] Philosophy of Law
PHIL*3230 [0.50] Theories of Justice
PSYC*3020 [0.50] Psychology of Law
1.50 credits from the following:
POLS*4050 [1.00] Advanced Topics in Law and Politics
POLS*4060 [0.50] Advanced Topics Lecture in Law and Politics
POLS*4070 [1.00] Courts and Parliament
POLS*4100 [1.00] Women, Justice and Public Policy
POLS*4160 [1.00] Multi-Level Governance in Canada
POLS*4250 [1.00] Topics in Public Management
POLS*4260 [1.00] Topics in Public Policy
POLS*4270 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Public Management
POLS*4280 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Public Policy
POLS*4310 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Women, Justice and Public Policy
POLS*4740 [1.00] Advanced Topics in Rights and Liberties
POLS*4780 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Rights and Liberties
POLS*4970 [0.50] Honours Political Science Research I
POLS*4980 [0.50] Honours Political Science Research II
SOC*4010 [0.50] Violence and Society
SOC*4030 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Criminology
SOC*4200 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
SOC*4900 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis I
SOC*4910 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis II

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
POLS*2250 or POLS*2300
POLS*2350 [0.50] Law from a Political Science Perspective
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOC*1500 [0.50] Crime and Criminal Justice
SOC*2700 [0.50] Criminological Theory
1.50 credits from the following list, including 0.50 SOC and 0.50 POLS:
POLS*3130 [0.50] Law, Politics and Judicial Process
POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
POLS*3300 [0.50] Governing Criminal Justice
POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration
SOC*2070 [0.50] Social Deviance
SOC*2760 [0.50] Homicide
SOC*3490 [0.50] Law and Society
SOC*3710 [0.50] Youth Justice
SOC*3730 [0.50] Courts and Society
SOC*3740 [0.50] Corrections and Penology
SOC*3750 [0.50] Police in Society
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