The Bachelor of Professional Arts Criminal Justice Major is offered
by Athabasca University's Centre
for State and Legal Studies. Sixty credits are required for degree completion beyond the AU-approved two-year college diploma. Students must complete the following degree requirements within the Bachelor of Professional Arts program.
The BPA Criminal Justice major is available to graduates of an approved
two-year diploma in the criminal justice-related areas from
an accredited college or technical institute
and to those with several years of training and experience in policing. Since most police education and training programs (municipal, provincial, federal and military) meet standardized competencies and evaluation criteria, we can assess credit on the basis of assigned rank (refer to http://salsa.athabascau.ca/crjs/occupational.php?=areas=crjs). The program provides
students with two years of Arts and Administrative Studies courses
along with specialized senior-level courses in criminal justice.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. For general
information regarding the Criminal Justice major, contact the
A maximum of 30 credits may be awarded by portfolio assessment
through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). To learn more about PLAR opportunities within the Criminal Justice program, please contact your program advisor or the Centre for Learning Accreditation.
In addition to completing the BPA Criminal Justice major through online and distance learning, you can also take courses in a classroom setting, or a combination of distance and classroom courses, at the following Alberta institutions: MacEwan College (Edmonton), Lethbridge Community College (Lethbridge), Medicine Hat College (Medicine Hat). See Section 9.3 for more information.
The common core courses may be taken at any time. Students are encouraged to complete the common core courses early in their program. The common core addresses skills and knowledge that will help students succeed with the remaining degree requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. For more information regarding this major, contact the program advisor.
To Bachelor of Professional Arts program.