Transferring into CJPP

Due to unprecedented enrolments in the CJPP major in Fall 2021, the program is no longer able to accommodate all University of Guelph students interested in CJPP. Effective January 14, 2022, all transfers into the CJPP major will be suspended until further notice. Students will continue to be able to declare majors in other programs, such as Political Science and Sociology. An update regarding a new competitive transfer process will be available in April 2022.

Effective January 14, 2022 students will no longer be able to declare a minor in CJPP until further notice. This does not apply to students who have already declared a minor in CJPP. Students will continue to be able to declare minors in other programs, such as Sociology and Political Science.

Join the exciting study of Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP). This interdisciplinary program between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Political Science investigates the links between crime, law, public policy and social and criminal justice.

Join a group of passionate faculty and engaged students who are working to improve life through a critical understanding of the Canadian legal system, all while building a solid foundation for a career in the criminal justice system.


Transfer Requirements for U of G Students

For students following the 2020-2021 undergraduate calendar or later

Students from other disciplines at the University of Guelph may only transfer into the CJPP program or declare a minor in CJPP if they have received an overall average of 70% in the following courses:

  • POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government and Politics
  • 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

One of:

  • POLS*2230 [0.50] Public Policy
  • POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration and Governance

For students following the 2019-2020 undergraduate calendar or earlier

Students from other disciplines at the University of Guelph may only transfer into the CJPP program or declare a minor in CJPP if they have received an overall average of 70% in the following six courses:

  • POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
  • POLS*2250 [0.50] Canadian Government OR POLS*2300 [0.50] Public Administration
  • 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

Transfer Requirements for non-U of G Students

Students from other universities or colleges who are seeking to gain admission into the CJPP program must receive an overall average of 70% in the following six courses:

  • POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government and Politics
  • 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

One of:

  • POLS*2230 [0.50] Public Policy
  • POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration and Governance

If students have been given credit for any one of these six courses by the Office of Registrarial Services, they must achieve an average of 70% on the remaining courses.

After you have received your transferred courses from admissions, if you believe that you have covered the work equivalent of any of the above courses but have not been given credit, it is recommended that you make an appointment to see one of the program counsellors. Please bring a course outline, calendar description and any other pertinent information related to course content to your appointment.