Online Criminology & Policing Program for Ottawa Residents
A criminology degree in Ottawa is available through Laurier’s online program that combines an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Policing. You can pursue criminology in Ottawa without any prior experience in law enforcement. A myriad of career options await following this criminology program in Ottawa, qualifying you for positions as a policy analyst, housing officer, child protection worker, social work, victim’s advocate, addictions counsellor and more.
About Our Online Ottawa Honours BA in Criminology/Policing Program
- How Long: Approximately 4 years
- How Much: dependent on credit transfers from previous training
- Focuses: Criminology, Communication in Policing, Psychology and Law Enforcement, Social Science Research, Mental Health and Justice, Media and Crime, Civil Unrest
The online Combined Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Policing for Ottawa residents uses a 12-week term format, with three terms beginning in fall, winter and spring. Students in Ottawa may enroll in a maximum of three courses per term, and our flexible registration allows up to 17 months of lapsed time after enrolment. Students who complete two to three courses per term can earn their degrees in three to four years.
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Online BA in Criminology/Policing Admissions Requirements
- No prior experience in law enforcement is needed
- Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of Canada
- High school transfers: a secondary school diploma from within Canada with at least a mid-70s average, including university-level English at 60% or higher
- College transfers: 70% or higher overall average, with a minimum of 1 year completed in an academic college program
- University transfers: 67% or higher overall average, with a minimum of six months of study completed
- For high school, college, or university students with an international education background, all previous education must be assessed by World Education Services (WES)
After you apply, an admissions coordinator will evaluate your transcripts to provide an initial assessment. Your final assessment of transfer credits will be completed by the Admissions Committee once your file has been submitted for review.
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Ottawa has approximately 808,391 inhabitants and the region of Ottawa has over 1,146,790. In 2000, Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Vanier, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park and Manotick joined together to form the City of Ottawa. Ottawa has many local historic sites and museums, from Pinhey’s Point Historic site, Nepean Museum and Fairfields Heritage House to Billings Estate National Historic Site and Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Ottawa celebrates the winter months with its Winterlude Festival every February and ice skating along the Rideau Canal.
Major Facts About Ottawa:
- Ottawa has a fairly low crime rate among cities in Canada, with a Crime Severity Index only 46.5 compared to the Canadian average of 69.7, according to livingin-canada.com
- Ottawa’s violent crime rate per 1000,000 people is 616, lower that Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Halifax
- Ottawa has been rated as the third cleanest city worldwide by Mercer
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