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Durham Greater Toronto Area

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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Policing & Community Well-Being* (B.A.)

Be a part of a truly unique degree experience: the only community-inclusive policing program of its kind in Canada.

As modern policing evolves keeping communities safe is no longer achieved through force, but rather through a practice of collaboration and social awareness. In the new Policing & Community Well-Being degree, you will explore these practices and the economic, social, and cultural features that shape the needs of communities to help empower its citizens, law enforcement, and outreach groups to come together and make a difference.

Resumé Boosters

  • Analyze community diversity challenges and initiatives in Ontario municipalities through a work-integrated learning experience in third year
  • Put theory into practice through use and analysis of real-life data and direct exposure to societal issues
  • Undertake an 8-month work placement in fourth year with a variety of social agencies and police services

Career Paths

  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Probation Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Policy Analyst

Popular Courses

  • Transformative Community Policing
  • Restorative Justice
  • Mental Health, Addiction & Community Well-Being
  • Community Consultation and Advocacy
  • Problem Solving in a Complex and Diverse Community

*Pending Ministry approval. Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new program may be made only after the University’s own quality assurance processes have been completed.