Jan 22, 2020  
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BA-CJ (Honours)


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Honours Stream


Students who are interested in pursuing graduate or law school after graduating from Mount Royal should consider applying for admission into the Honours stream in the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice. The Honours stream involves a different set of fourth-year courses than those found in the 4th year of study in the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice. In place of completing a 6-credit practicum and one Criminal Justice Option course, students complete an Honours seminar and a 6-credit Honours research project (spread over two semesters).

Acceptance Requirements - Honours Stream

Students must complete a Department application for acceptance into the Honours stream as part of acceptance requirements. The application process generally occurs once the student has successfully completed 25 courses in the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice degree. Intake to the BA - CJ (Hons) occurs in the 1st term of the 3rd year and the seminar is delivered in the 2nd term of the 3rd year.

Students must also meet the following requirements:

  • The entry requirement includes a 3.3 cumulative GPA with a GPA of 3.5 in Justice courses.
  • Written sponsorship of a full-time tenured or tenure-track instructor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies indicating a willingness to act as the student’s Honours project advisor.

Honours Curriculum


The foundation of the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice degree (Honours) includes 20 required core courses, two criminal justice option courses, ten General Education courses and six Electives, for a total of thirty-eight courses over four years. The 20 required core courses in the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice (Honours) degree consists of the same courses as those previously listed for the Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice with the following exceptions: 

In place of CRJS 5025 - Criminal Justice Capstone Practicum , students in the Honours Stream must complete:

Graduation Requirements


To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfactorily complete all degree program requirements and coursework. Students must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 to be eligible for graduation.

Students must follow the graduation application procedure outlined in the current Mount Royal Calendar. Applications must be submitted by the date published in the Calendar.

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