Our comprehensive program offers a variety of courses including: Criminology, Forensic Techniques, Law, Criminal Offences and Community Service. Following a common first year curriculum, students in Justice Studies will choose to specialize in either Police Foundations or Community and Justice Services depending on their career and educational goals. Students in both specializations will gain practical experience in a variety of segments within the Ontario justice system through community service placements. The combination of academic rigor, strong links to the field and our location in Toronto, provide our students with a competitive advantage in the quickly growing field of Justice Studies.
Students are required to complete 20.00 credits including 18.00 core justice studies credits, and 2.00 general elective credits in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must complete these requirements in order to be eligible to graduate with both the university honours degree (awarded by the University of Guelph) and the college diploma (awarded by Humber). No option exists to graduate with only one of the above listed credentials as the program is fully integrated.
Conditions for Graduation
In addition to meeting all program specific course and credit requirements, students must have a minimum 60% cumulative average in order to be eligible for graduation. Students will not normally be eligible to graduate while on Probationary status or Required to Withdraw status. A student denied graduation while on Probationary status or Required to Withdraw status may submit a request for Academic Consideration to the Academic Review Sub-Committee.
In Police Foundations, students take courses that prepare you for employment in the various levels of Canadian policing including municipal (e.g. Toronto Police Service), provincial (e.g. Ontario Provincial Police), and federal (e.g. Royal Canadian Mounted Police) police services. Courses include Community Policing, Police Governance and Accountability, Investigative Techniques, and Physical Fitness.
Community and Justice Services
This area of study focuses on both the community and the institutional sectors of the criminal justice system. The curriculum combines both theory and applied skills, providing students with the breadth of knowledge and experience for working with offenders and other high-risk client groups. The development of community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures will be covered. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on the practice of interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment skills.
Justice Studies Program – Schedule of Studies
Students are required to complete 20.00 credits, including 18.00 core credits and 2.00 general electives.
Note: All courses are weighted 0.50 credits unless noted otherwise.
Courses marked with POL are required in the Police Foundations stream.
Courses marked with CJS are required in the Community and Justice Services stream.
|AHSS*1110||Introductory Psychology: Dynamics||0.50|
|AHSS*1130||Principles of Sociology||0.50|
|AHSS*1150||Introduction to Law||0.50|
|AHSS*1160||Crime and Criminal Justice||0.50|
|JUST*1000||Health and Wellness I||0.50|
|AHSS*1140||Public Sector Management||0.50|
|JUST*1020||Introduction to Police Powers||0.50|
|JUST*1210||Justice Studies Writing & Communication Skills||0.50|
|CSS*2000||Counselling I: Theory and Practice||0.50|
|JUST*1030||Introduction to Community Service||0.50|
|JUST*2000||Community Policing: Introduction (POL)||0.50|
|SCMA*2040||Research Methods for Social Science||0.50|
|AHSS*1200||Issues in Social Welfare||0.50|
|AHSS*2110||Criminological Theory I||0.50|
|JUST*2040||Police Governance and Accountability (POL)||0.50|
|JUST*2050||Community Service I||0.50|
|JUST*2080||Correctional Institutions (CJS)||0.50|
|AHSS*3050||Canadian Social Problems||0.50|
|JUST*1040||Physical Fitness Practicum I (POL)||0.00|
|JUST*3060||Traffic Investigation and Analysis (POL)||0.50|
|JUST*3120||Community Building Practices (CJS)||0.50|
|SCMA*3040||Quantitative Methods for Social Science||0.50|
|AHSS*4050||Youth and the Law||0.50|
|AHSS*4060||Law and Society (POL)||0.50|
|JUST*2060||Physical Fitness Practicum II (POL)||0.00|
|JUST*3050||Community Service II||0.50|
|JUST*4100||Restorative Justice (CJS)||0.50|
|AHSS*3060||Criminological Theory II||0.50|
|AHSS*4070||Issues in Ethnicity and Class||0.50|
|AHSS*4080||Transition to Work||0.50|
|AHSS*4090||Ethics and the Justice System||0.50|
|JUST*2070||Physical Fitness Practicum III (POL)||0.00|
|JUST*4000||Advanced Issues in Community Policing (POL)||0.50|
|JUST*4120||Inclusive Community Practices (CJS)||0.50|
|AHSS*4100||Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects (POL)||0.50|
|JUST*3040||Police and Society||0.50|
|JUST*4010||Justice Senior Seminar||0.50|
|JUST*4060||Community Corrections: Theory and Practice (CJS)||0.50|