Police Studies

Police Studies Extension Certificate

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403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655

Police Studies involves theory and practical skills that prepare you for a career in the justice field.

Gain new skills as well as develop attitudes and personal qualities for your career in justice. These online courses cover many topics, from the history of the Canadian justice system to criminal law to trends and issues in policing.

Learn about the Canadian justice system, including the legislative bodies, the criminal justice system, law enforcement, corrections and after-care services in the community. Build your understanding of the major theoretical concepts in criminology through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, criminals, criminality and crime prevention.

Explore issues of diversity and justice within Canadian society as you assess the workings of the Canadian criminal justice system in relation to minorities. Develop an in-depth appreciation of the link between minority group status and justice. Delve into the issues pertaining to law enforcement in a modern democratic society.

Please note: A career in law enforcement requires a combination of education, experience and a criminal records check. Many positions also require the completion of a written examination, medical examination and an interview to assess personal suitability.


  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects  
  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Learn from experienced professionals
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 6 required courses (288 hours). Can be completed in 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years. Courses can be taken in any order.

Textbook required per course: Visit the Cougars Campus Store and search by Term and Department (XJUS).


Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.