FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

What are the requirements to apply to the BA in Policing program?

The BA in Policing online program is designed for working and retired police officers with at least one year of professional work experience in policing. Proof of a minimum of one year of full-time employment up to and including the time before classes begin for each police officer must be verified by an official letter from the human resources department of the police force(s) from which the officer has been employed.

What are the requirements to apply to the Combined Honours BA in Criminology/Policing?

No prior experience or college degree is required. Students must have a mid- 70s average with high school, university-level English or equivalent at 60 percent. Transfer credits may be granted depending on previous educational attainment.

Where can I find instructions on applying to Laurier?

We’re happy you’ve decided to apply to Laurier! Please call 888.368.0345 to get started.

I have applied and would like to know the status of my application. Whom do I contact?

Please call your Online Enrollment Advisor at 888.368.0345.

What support do I receive as an online student?

You will be assigned a dedicated Student Learning Advisor to ensure you have the tools, information and resources you need to succeed.

How long does it take to complete the BA in Policing program?

The time to complete depends on the amount of transfer credits you are eligible for and how many courses are taken at once.   Some students are able to transfer up to 10 of the total 20 credits and take two six week courses at a time in order to complete their degree in less than three years. 

How long does it take to complete the Combined Honours BA in Criminology and Policing?

The length of time required for completion of this Honours degree is dependent on whether a student is granted any transfer credits from previous post-secondary studies, and the chosen workload each semester.  The 20 credit degree includes 12 credits of required Policing and Criminology courses.   Enrolment in up to three 0.5 credit courses per term is possible, including electives.  Twelve week terms begin in Fall, Winter and Spring.

How much does it cost to earn a BA in Policing at Laurier?

Coursework in the policing program focuses on one class in a six-week period. Each class is 0.5credits and costs $712 and $100 incidental fee. The exact cost of tuition depends on your situation, because police officers with previous training may qualify for up to 10 credit transfers when entering our program.

How much does it cost to earn a Combined Honours BA in Criminology/Policing at Laurier?

Coursework in the criminology/policing program focuses on two classes in a 12-week period. Each class is 0.5 credits and costs $712 and $100 incidental fee. The exact cost of tuition depends on your situation, because based on your prior education, you may qualify for transfer credits.

Will the degree I earn online be a genuine Laurier degree?

Yes. You earn the same respected degree as our on-campus students; there is no designation between on-campus and online students on diplomas or transcripts.