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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts ― Criminal Justice (BA―CJ)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Honours stream


Well-rounded foundation — discover a wide range of ideas beyond your area of study

Hands-on experience ― practicum, fieldwork and statistics labs encourage hands-on and practical learning

Honours stream — further explore topics in innovative research projects and gain expertise in your selected field.

Research opportunities — get engaged in innovative research projects

Focus on instruction — interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are passionate about their disciplines

Study in Alberta’s only four-year Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice program and expand your understanding of law enforcement, community outreach and victim services. Through theory and hands-on learning, such as court visits, gain a strong foundation for the workplace or graduate studies. In the latter part of the degree, gain work experience in a justice-related agency with practicum opportunities.

Career possibilities

  • Police officer
  • Crime analyst
  • Community outreach worker
  • Lawyer*
  • Customs officer
  • Corrections services officer
  • By-law enforcement officer
  • Crime victims support worker

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses

Questions?

Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by a recruitment officer.

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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