Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice
Fall 2013 - Program Change information for new and returning students for CJ program: Please read our Program Change page that will be in effect for the Fall 2013 intake of Criminal Justice students; currently this CJ site DOES NOT reflect these changes to the Criminal Justice program credentials.
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The Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice provides two years of interdisciplinary studies in line with provincially-established associate degree requirements. The program of studies provides a fundamental understanding of law, the justice system, criminology, and issues faced by government, community and practitioners.
The Associate of Arts Degree will be particularly attractive to students wishing to continue on to traditional upper-level studies focusing on theory and research in criminology. It provides all the courses necessary to transfer directly to third year in the Criminology degree program at Simon Fraser University or other justice-related Bachelor programs. These students will leave with academic skills needed for success in upper-level studies, including the ability to communicate clearly and appropriately, to think critically, and conduct effective research. Completion of a Bachelor of Criminology provides access to specific career areas such as probation, parole, crime analysis, policy analysis, CSIS intelligence analysis, correctional counselling, immigration, diversion, and evaluation research, as well as supervisory positions within the criminal justice system.
While completing the courses required for the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice you can also complete the courses required for the Diploma in Criminal Justice. That is, you can earn two credentials at one time. You will need to take a further five (5) courses. These include: CRIM 200, 204, 205, 211, and 215.
Work Experience is now an option for Associate Degree students
Associate Degree programs have either a Co-op or Internship option. Students will gain practical work experience, which may be paid or unpaid, through either a four-month Internship or two co-op work terms, available after eight courses of academic study. For more information, contact a Co-op Employment Facilitator at email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding your educational goals, choosing a course, course prerequisites or transfer credit, please contact Academic Advising. If you need more information regarding criteria for admission to a program, how/when to register or tuition costs, please contact Enrolment Services.
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Transfer and Credit Agreements
Camosun has agreements with several educational institutions that allow for a smooth transition for qualified students to finish their degrees. Royal Roads University offers a full block transfer for students with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies degree for the successful completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice or the Diploma in Criminal Justice. Lethbridge College offers the same into their Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies (BAACS) program. Please contact an academic advisor and review the program admission requirements on receiving university's website.
Last updated: April 15, 2013 1:16 pm