Conestoga College

Community and Criminal Justice

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Description:This program, delivered at the honours level, provides students with the skills to analyze the reasons for crime and the various approaches to crime prevention, as well as the means to support healthy and safe communities. It emphasizes the importance of inter-agency and inter-professional collaboration in addressing both individual and societal issues related to crime. Students develop strong problem-solving skills, systemic/critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills to become leaders within the community justice and criminal justice systems. Graduates are prepared to research, initiate, implement, and evaluate social policy and programs.

Students participate in a co-op work term within probation and parole offices, correctional facilities, treatment facilities, police services, various residential centres and other community justice agencies benefiting from the strong base of community programs already existing within the Region of Waterloo.
URL:Community and Criminal Justice at Conestoga College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,907
International: $16,092

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, and a minimum of six (6) Grade 12 U or M level courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, one of which must be Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 70% (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program. The cumulative average required for admission in 2018 was 70%.)

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 28, 2018