CJPP Guide: Honours Major

The following information reflects changes in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy program effective September 2020. Always consult the Undergraduate Calendar for complete program details, including prerequisite courses.

It is expected that students register for five courses each semester. Therefore, students will need to register for more courses than those shown below.

Please note that not all courses are offered each semester. Consult with the relevant department for a list of the courses offered in a given semester.


For students following the 2020-2021 undergraduate calendar or later

 

First Year

Required Courses

  • PHIL*1010 Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
  • SOC*1500 Crime and Criminal Justice

Options

During the winter semester, students should consider taking any second year courses for which they have completed the prerequisite(s).

BA Distribution Requirements

Students should consult the undergraduate calendar for BA distribution requirements. BA students are required to have a minimum of 1.5 credits in the humanities, 1.5 credits in the social sciences and 1.0 credits in the natural and mathematical sciences.


Second Year

Required Courses

  • SOAN*2120 Introductory Methods
  • SOC*2700 Criminological Theory
  • POLS*2350 Law from a Political Science Perspective
  • POLS*2300 Canadian Government

One of:

  • POLS*2230 Public Policy
  • POLS*2250 Public Administration and Governance

Options

  • Consider taking some of the courses listed for Third Year, such as SOC*2070 or SOC*2760, provided you have completed the prerequisites.
  • You should also complete any remaining BA distribution requirements. These are normally completed by the end of the third semester.

Third Year

Required Courses

  • POLS*3300 Governing Criminal Justice

Either:

  • SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods OR
  • POLS*3650 Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis

Note that either SOAN*2120 or POLS*3180 is a prerequisite for POLS*3650.

Two of the following:

  • POLS*3130 Law, Politics and Judicial Process
  • POLS*3140 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • POLS*3210 The Canadian Constitution and Canadian Federalism
  • POLS*3250 Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
  • POLS*3670 Comparative Public Policy

Three of the following:

  • SOC*2070 Social Deviance
  • SOC*2760 Homicide
  • SOC*3490 Law and Society
  • SOC*3710 Youth Justice
  • SOC*3730 Courts and Society
  • SOC*3740 Corrections and Penology
  • SOC*3750 Police in Society

One of the following:

  • HIST*3130 Popular Culture and Punishment, 1700-1900
  • PHIL*3040 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL*3230 Theories of Justice
  • PSYC*3020 Psychology of Law

Please be advised that many of these courses have prerequisites. Please consult the undergraduate calendar.


Fourth Year

Required Courses

Students need 1.50 credits from the following courses:

  • 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

Optional Courses

Students may wish to complete courses from second or third year if they have not already completed them.


For students following the 2019-2020 undergraduate calendar or earlier

 

First Year

Required Courses

  • PHIL*1010 Social and Political Issues
  • POLS*1400 Issues in Canadian Politics
  • SOC*1500 Crime and Criminal Justice

Options

During the winter semester, students should consider taking any second year courses for which they have completed the prerequisite(s).

BA Distribution Requirements

Students should consult the undergraduate calendar for BA distribution requirements. BA students are required to have a minimum of 1.5 credits in the humanities, 1.5 credits in the social sciences and 1.0 credits in the natural and mathematical sciences.


Second Year

Required Courses

  • SOAN*2120 Introductory Methods
  • SOC*2700 Criminological Theory
  • POLS*2350 Law from a Political Science Perspective
  • POLS*2250 Public Administration or POLS*2300 Canadian Government

Options

  • Consider taking some of the courses listed for Third Year, such as SOC*2070 or SOC*2760, provided you have completed the prerequisites.
  • You should also complete any remaining BA distribution requirements. These are normally completed by the end of the third semester.

Third Year

Required Courses

Either:

  • SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods OR
  • POLS*3650 Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis

Note that either SOAN*2120 or POLS*3180 is a prerequisite for POLS*3650.

Three of the following:

  • POLS*3130 Law, Politics and Judicial Process
  • POLS*3140 Politics and the Charter of Rights
  • POLS*3210 The Canadian Constitution and Canadian Federalism
  • POLS*3250 Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
  • POLS*3300 Governing Criminal Justice
  • POLS*3440 Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
  • POLS*3670 Comparative Public Policy and Administration

Three of the following:

  • SOC*2070 Social Deviance
  • SOC*2760 Homicide
  • SOC*3490 Law and Society
  • SOC*3710 Youth Justice
  • SOC*3730 Courts and Society
  • SOC*3740 Corrections and Penology
  • SOC*3750 Police in Society

One of the following:

  • HIST*3130 Popular Culture and Punishment
  • PHIL*3040 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL*3230 Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
  • PSYC*3020 Psychology of Law

Please be advised that many of these courses have prerequisites. Please consult the undergraduate calendar.


Fourth Year

Required Courses

Students need 1.50 credits from the following courses:

  • 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

Optional Courses

Students may wish to complete courses from second or third year if they have not already completed them.