CJPP Guide: Honours Major

The following information reflects changes in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy program effective September 2023. Always consult your Undergraduate Calendar for the year that you were accepted to the CJPP program for complete program details. 

CJPP CO-OP (CJPP:C) students have a different academic and co-op work term schedule, as well as additional CO-OP requirements beyond what is listed in this guide. Please review the CJPP Guide: Honours CO-OP Major for details. 

It is expected that students register for 2.50 credits 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. Find tentatively scheduled courses for the current and upcoming semesters on our Planned CJPP Courses page. You may also 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


Foundation Courses

  • POLS*2300 Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS*2350 Law from a Political Science Perspective
  • SOAN*2120 Introductory Methods
  • SOC*1500 Crime and Criminal Justice
  • SOC*2700 Criminological Theory
  • One of:
    • POLS*2230 Public Policy
    • POLS*2250 Public Administration and Governance

All students are strongly encouraged to complete the foundation courses in their first 10.00 credits of study.


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 their 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/mathematical sciences. BA distribution requirements are discussed and reviewed by the BA Program Counsellors. 

 

Continuation Requirement - for students following the 2023-2024 undergraduate calendar or later:

Students with an overall GPA less than 70% after their first year of study (or 5.00 credits) will be invited to meet with a CJPP Faculty Advisor for academic counselling.


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:

  • Students can consider taking courses listed for third year, provided they have completed the prerequisites
  • Students should also complete any remaining BA Distribution Requirements, as these are normally completed by the end of the third semester

 

Continuation Requirement - for students following the 2023-2024 undergraduate calendar or later:

  • Students with a minimum overall average of 70% in the six foundation courses will be guaranteed continuation in the CJPP major
  • Students with an overall average below 70% in the six foundation courses will be transferred to the BA (General) program
  • Students may subsequently transfer to another BA (General) Area of Concentration or BA (Honours) program. Students are advised to meet with the BA Counselling Office for further support on transfer within the BA program

Third Year

We strongly suggest that students review the prerequisites of the 4th year courses when selecting 3rd year courses. Students will not be eligible to register for the 4th year courses that they do not have the prerequisities for. 

Required Courses:

  • POLS*3300 Governing Criminal Justice
  • One of: 
    • POLS*3650 Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis
    • SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods

 

Two of the following restricted electives (1.00 credits):

  • 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 restricted electives (1.50 credits):

  • 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 restricted electives (0.50 credits):

  • 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 are required to complete a minimum of 1.50 credits and are restricted to a maximum of 3.00 credits from the following courses:

  • POLS*4020 [1.00] Global Law and Courts*
  • POLS*4040 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Global Law and Courts*
  • 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*4110 [1.00] Criminal Justice Policy and Law*
  • POLS*4130 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Criminal Justice 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*4130 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Violence and Society*
  • SOC*4140 [1.00] Victimology*
  • SOC*4150 [1.00] Youth and Violence*
  • SOC*4170 [1.00] Violence Against Women and Gendered Violence*
  • SOC*4200 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
  • SOC*4320 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice*
  • SOC*4330 [1.00] Miscarriages of Justice*
  • SOC*4340 [1.00] Women and the Criminal Justice System*
  • SOC*4350 [1.00] Drugs and Society*
  • SOC*4460 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Criminology*
  • SOC*4470 [1.00] Youth in Conflict with the Law*
  • SOC*4480 [1.00] Moral Regulation*
  • SOC*4490 [1.00] Advanced Theory and Methods in Criminology*
  • SOC*4500 [1.00] Crime and Social Exclusion*
  • SOC*4900 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis I
  • SOC*4910 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis II

*Course was added to the CJPP curriculum in 2021-22 and will count towards the 4000 level requirements for all CJPP students, regardless of which Undergraduate Calendar they are following.

 

Options

Students may 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:

  • Students can consider taking some of the courses listed for third year, such as SOC*2070 or SOC*2760, provided they have completed the prerequisites
  • Students should also complete any remaining BA Distribution Requirements, as these are normally completed by the end of the third semester

Third Year

We strongly suggest that students review the prerequisites of the 4th year courses when selecting 3rd year courses. Students will not be eligible to register for the 4th year courses that they do not have the prerequisities for. 

Required Courses

One of the following:

  • SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods
  • 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 are required to complete a minimum of 1.50 credits and are restricted to a maximum of 3.00 credits from the following courses:

  • POLS*4020 [1.00] Global Law and Courts*
  • POLS*4040 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Global Law and Courts*
  • 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*4110 [1.00] Criminal Justice Policy and Law*
  • POLS*4130 [0.50] Advanced Lecture in Criminal Justice 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*4130 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Violence and Society*
  • SOC*4140 [1.00] Victimology*
  • SOC*4150 [1.00] Youth and Violence*
  • SOC*4170 [1.00] Violence Against Women and Gendered Violence*
  • SOC*4200 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
  • SOC*4320 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice*
  • SOC*4330 [1.00] Miscarriages of Justice*
  • SOC*4340 [1.00] Women and the Criminal Justice System*
  • SOC*4350 [1.00] Drugs and Society*
  • SOC*4460 [1.00] Advanced Seminar in Criminology*
  • SOC*4470 [1.00] Youth in Conflict with the Law*
  • SOC*4480 [1.00] Moral Regulation*
  • SOC*4490 [1.00] Advanced Theory and Methods in Criminology*
  • SOC*4500 [1.00] Crime and Social Exclusion*
  • SOC*4900 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis I
  • SOC*4910 [0.50] Honours Sociology Thesis II

*Course was added to CJPP curriculum in 2021-22 and will count towards the 4000 level requirements for all CJPP students, regardless of which Undergraduate Calendar they are following.

 

Options

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