Practicum - Criminal Justice

Get hands-on experience at a justice-related agency and apply the concepts you've covered in the classroom to real-world situations. In the practicum stream you will complete a capstone practicum (6 credits) in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice.

Practica are unpaid work experiences consisting of 2.5 days of full-time work within an agency, plus bi-weekly academic seminars and required course assignments supervised by an instructor. Examples of these agencies would be:

  • Law enforcement
  • Youth work
  • Advocacy
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Correctional work

You will work with a practicum coordinator well in advance of going out on a placement and before registering for the practicum course.
Practicum Requirements

Student information and a practicum overview are available here. Students are eligible for practicum after the following requirements have been completed:

  • Completion of 3.5 years (or 5 full semesters) of program study
  • Completion of the Student Inventory Form
  • Students will be provided information to obtain valid security clearances in order to be accepted with host agencies
  • Students should meet with the Practicum Coordinator a minimum of one semester in advance of the semester that they would like to complete their practicum to discuss the process and areas of interest (students are required to bring to this meeting their completed documentation and a copy of their cover letter and resume).

Contact Us

For more information on the Criminal Justice practicum, contact:

Leann Acheson
Practicum Coordinator and Academic Advisor - Criminal Justice
Office: EA 3038
Phone: 403.440.5682