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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Community Safety

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Create positive change with a new approach to community safety.

Program Overview

A new approach to community safety

This program is the first of its kind in Canada. It addresses the need for a new way of looking at community safety, focusing on prevention, preparedness and social justice. Traditional law enforcement methods are expensive and don’t always address the diverse needs of Canadian society. That’s why the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, non-profits, and graduate programs endorse this degree.

Build stronger communities

In our Community Safety program, you’ll learn about:

  • Government, law enforcement and emergency planning
  • Building partnerships between police and community groups
  • Speaking up for traditionally marginalized groups and vulnerable people
  • Empowering citizens to build safer and more resilient communities

Think globally, act locally

You’ll also learn how global events, like war and climate change, affect people at the local level. How do these events shape our perception of safety? How does the use of social media influence our understanding of these events? Throughout this program, you’ll develop a strong understanding of the challenges communities face. And you’ll explore new ways to address those issues.

An integrated approach

This program offers a new model for community wellness. It combines the social sciences, leadership, policing and crisis management. Projects span classes and subjects, so you’ll develop a broad perspective.

Gain critical skills and experience

Creativity and a passion for working with vulnerable and marginalized communities will serve you well in this program. You’ll build on your communication, research and critical thinking skills. And you’ll learn how to collaborate, facilitate and negotiate.

You’ll also have the chance to apply your unique skills to a full-time co-op work term between Semesters 7 and 8. You'll work in areas related to your career interests, such as government, law enforcement or non-profit work.

As a Community Safety student, you’ll be a trailblazer in a new field. Canadian society is in a period of transition, and this program will prepare you to help lead the way.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Introduction to Criminal Law3
    The Sociology of Community3
    Creative Learning and Leadership Portfolio3
    Organizations and Administration in the Public Domain3
    Composition and Rhetoric (Breadth Elective)3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Introduction to Criminology3
    Foundations of Psychology3
    Policing, Society and Community3
    Culture and Inequality in a Global World3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Critical Thinking for Healthy Communities3
    Making Others: The Sociology of Deviance3
    Disaster and Emergency Management3
    The Art of Influence: Understanding Behavioural Change3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Prevention and Resiliency Models for Promoting Community Safety3
    Organizational and Societal Responses in Crisis Management3
    Introduction to Qualitative Methods3
     Breadth Elective3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    Quantitative Methodology in Community Safety Research 3
    Collaboration, Facilitation and Negotiation 3
    Peace, Conflict and Global Justice Studies 3
    Mental Health and Mental Illness 3
    Global Justice Systems in Perspective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    Community Safety Planning 3
    Program Evaluation 3
    Criminal Forensic Psychology 3
    Community Engagement and Social Justice 3
    COWT 2
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 17
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    The Construction of Truth: Exploring New Media and Technology 3
    Securing an Open Society in the Global Age 3
    Countering Crime in Community Safety: Investigations and Evidence 3
    Community Safety Capstone 1 OR Thesis Proposal 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  •   Internship — 420 hours  
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    Youth Justice 3
    Cyber Threats and Information Security 3
    Gender and Violence 3
    Community Safety Capstone 2 OR Thesis 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 65%, plus
  • Five other U or M level courses at the Grade 12 level
  • Minimum 65% overall average

OR

Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% overall average, a minimum of 65% in ENG4U or equivalent and no grade less than 60% in the remaining courses.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting September 13, 2017 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Community Safety program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Community Safety program prepares you for a variety of career paths. When you graduate from this program, you’ll be well prepared for careers in public, private or non-profit sectors, such as emergency management, crisis intervention, community building, and law enforcement. You’ll also be eligible for graduate studies in fields like social work, sociology, or public administration.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Community agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Provincial governments
  • Municipal governments
  • Policing
  • Canadian Border Services

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

Successful graduates from the following three programs are eligible to apply to Year 2 of the Honours Bachelor of Community Safety Degree. Students on these pathways may complete the degree in three years.

Community and Justice Services (MTCU 50705)

Eligible Sheridan and external graduates who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater will be required to take one additional course in the first semester of the program.

Police Foundations (MTCU 53008)

Eligible Sheridan graduates from 2018 or later who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Eligible Sheridan graduates prior to 2018 and any external graduates who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater. Graduates from these programs will be required to take one additional course in the first semester of the program.

Social Service Worker (MTCU 50721)

Eligible Sheridan graduates from 2018 or later who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Eligible Sheridan graduates prior to 2018 and any external graduates who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater. Graduates from these programs will be required to take one additional course in the first semester of the program.

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the program code PBCMS.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

  • Create logical, thoughtful and coherent policy recommendations and proposals based on the safety needs of communities.
  • Discriminate between the roles and responsibilities of various public, private and not-for-profit actors and their interconnectedness working toward community safety.
  • Assess the features of agencies involved in the Canadian justice system, their programs and practices and how these operate in developing community safety.
  • Exemplify integrity and ethical conduct through respect for the principles and legislative framework of human rights, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Defend appropriate research methodologies and data collection techniques used to support evidence-based community safety policies and practices.
  • Apply research techniques to critically analyze community safety programs.
  • Assess major theoretical contributions within the social sciences as part of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the factors that improve the quality of life in diverse communities.
  • Critically assess the interconnection of theory, policy and practice within the justice sector and other social systems.
  • Evaluate the social, political, economic and ethical challenges that members of the local community, private organizations and governmental agencies must address within rapidly changing and diverse communities.
  • Construct evidence-based intervention strategies that promote community wellness, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Prescribe specific investigative techniques to promote community safety.
  • Exhibit collaboration, facilitation and negotiation skills required for delivering services in the public and private sectors.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$8,062.05
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$16,929.05

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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