Policing & Community Well-Being*

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.

*Pending Ministry approval

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.


  • Durham GTA

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Resume 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
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"It's an absolutely ideal learning environment for a degree that focuses on experience, focuses on working together, and relies on partnerships across the community.”

Peter Lennox
Police Superintendent, Retired

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

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

Popular Courses:

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

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum 75% admission average
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