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9.31 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STUDIES

9.31.6 POLICE STUDIES PROGRAM

Two degree programs (four year, 120-credit hour) are offered: the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Police Studies and the BA in Justice Studies. The BA in Police Studies is a professional degree consisting of three years of liberal arts study (pre-police studies), followed by a fourth year of police training and practicum with a police service. The BA in Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program enabling students to pursue studies focusing on justice issues. The University of Regina Faculty of Arts works in partnership with the Saskatchewan Police College.

Entry into the pre-police studies program is no guarantee that students will be accepted into a police service. Students planning to enter the fourth year of the police studies program are responsible for applying to and being hired by a police service or other law enforcement agency on their own accord. Police recruitment is a very competitive process, and students not hired by a police service can still earn a degree in Justice Studies by completing a fourth year of academic course work. In addition, students who first earn a Justice Studies degree and who then are subsequently hired by a police service can also earn an Advanced Certificate in Police Studies for successfully completing their police college training and probationary period.

Program outlines are available on the web.  Select the “Program Outlines” link on www.arts.uregina.ca/current-students

9.31.6.1 Pre-Police Studies

This first stage of the BA in Police Studies is three years (90 credit hours) of academic studies designated pre-police studies. Admission to pre-police studies is open to any student who is admissible to the Faculty of Arts (see Admission Requirements §2.4).

The courses required to complete pre-police studies (90 credit hours) are shown in the next section as part of the BA in Police Studies. Students must first find employment with a police service which is in formal partnership with the University of Regina in order to be accepted to the final year of the BA in Police Studies (see Admission to the BA in Police Studies above).

As pre-police studies includes requirements of the BA in Justice Studies, unsuccessful candidates will be well positioned to complete the remaining 30 credit hours (10 courses) in this degree program in the Faculty. The BA in Justice Studies program can be found in §9.31.7.

Pre-police studies may be taken as a part- or full-time program, and may be extended over more than three calendar years. The final year of the BA in Police Studies requires a full-time commitment.

9.31.6.2 Admission to the BA in Police Studies

Admission to the BA in Police Studies is competitive. Students must secure employment with a police service partnered with the University of Regina in order to be accepted to the BA in Police Studies and to be eligible to complete the professional training year (typically the final year). In addition, students must have at least a PGPA of 60% and a major GPA of 65%. Although it is not a requirement for admission to the BA in Police Studies, students will have typically completed three academic years (90 credit hours) in pre-police studies. Students complete an Application for Admission to the BA in Police Studies and must have their police service forward a letter confirming employment and dates of police college training directly to the Faculty/College office. More information and forms can be found at www.uregina.ca/arts/police/. Currently serving officers applying to the BA in Police Studies must be admissible to the Faculty of Arts.

9.31.6.3 Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies (BAPS)

The BA in police studies is a four-year, 120-credit-hour degree, structured as follows:

Credit hours BA in Police Studies program, required courses Student's record of courses completed
PRE-POLICE STUDIES (years 1, 2 and 3)
Section A: Arts Core Requirements
3.0 ENGL 100  
3.0 ENGL 110  
3.0 One course in logic or math  
3.0

Any two courses in the same language other than English

 
3.0  
3.0 One course in fine arts  
3.0 One natural science course with a laboratory  
21.0 Subtotal
Remaining core requirements are fulfilled by major courses. For detailed information, refer to 9.9.1.
Section B: Major Requirements
3.0 BUS/ADMN 260  
3.0 JS 210  
3.0 INDG 100  
3.0 KHS 170 or 171  
3.0 RLST 100  
3.0 WMST 100  
3.0 Two of Group I: Contemporary Society  
3.0  
3.0 Two of Group II: Law in Society  
3.0  
3.0 Three of Group III: Policing in Society  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 One of Group IV: Aboriginal Peoples in Society  
3.0 One of Group V: Women in Society  
3.0 One of Group VI: Youth in Society  
3.0 One of Group VII: Rights in Society  
Courses fulfilling the Group I-VII requirements can be found in 9.31.8 Police Studies/Justice Studies Groups.
51.0 Subtotal
Section C: Electives
3.0 Six additional electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
90.0 Subtotal: Pre-Police Studies
A maximum of 14 introductory level courses is permitted in the BA, refer to 9.7.4.
POLICE STUDIES PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (year 4, competitive admission)
Section D: Professional Training
15.0 Police college training (transfer credit)  
15.0 JS 494, or JS 495 and 12.0 transfer credit hours  
120.0 Total: 60% PGPA required; 65% major GPA required (Sections B and D)

 

9.31.6.4 Police Studies Professional Training (30 credit hours)

Entry into the professional year of the Police Studies Program (typically the fourth year) is dependant on students securing employment with an approved sponsoring police service.  The professional training year (30 credit hours) for the BA in Police Studies will comprise approved police college training (or equivalent) and practicum (JS 494 or JS 495) with an approved sponsoring police service.  Students will receive 15 credit hours of transfer credit for the approved police college training (or equivalent).  The final 15 credit hours involves training with a partnered police service and submission of an assigned paper, the format of which varies depending on the student’s background.   Students enrolled in pre-police studies any time before employment with a police service or who have less than five years service upon application for admission to the BA in Police Studies must complete JS 494, a 15 credit hour course. Students who have at least five years service upon application to the BA in Police Studies and who were never enrolled in pre-police studies complete JS 495, a 3 credit hour course and receive 12 credit hours of transfer credit for professional training already completed. This 12 credit hours of transfer credit cannot be used toward another degree program in the Faculty of Arts.  Students who are dismissed from their police service position before completing the professional training component of JS 494/495 will be required to discontinue indefinitely from the BA in Police Studies.

 

 

 


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