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
Investigate the links between law, public policy and social and criminal justice in this collaborative major between the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Political Science. Graduate with a critical understanding of public policy, criminal justice and criminology, and the Canadian legal system, for a related career or post-graduate studies.
Lawyer and legal professional
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.
English Proficiency Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).