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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Community Safety

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

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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.

PBCMS

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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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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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

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Courses

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

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    LAWS 15388 Introduction to Criminal Law 3
    SOCI 13506 The Sociology of Community 3
    PSRV 10767 Creative Learning and Leadership Portfolio 3
    PSRV 10974 Organizations and Administration in the Public Domain 3
    ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric (Breadth Elective) 3
    Total 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    SOCI 18996 Introduction to Criminology 3
    PSYC 18469 Foundations of Psychology 3
    PSRV 12641 Policing, Society and Community 3
    SOCI 14710 Culture and Inequality in a Global World 3

    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PSRV 10127 Critical Thinking for Healthy Communities 3
    SOCI 26206 Making Others: The Sociology of Deviance 3
    PSRV 11026 Disaster and Emergency Management 3
    PSYC 22203 The Art of Influence: Understanding Behavioural Change 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PSRV 21569 Prevention and Resiliency Models for Promoting Community Safety 3
    PSRV 26138 Organizational and Societal Responses in Crisis Management 3
    PSRV 24112 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3
      Breadth Elective 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PSRV 32798 Quantitative Methodology in Community Safety Research 3
    PSRV 31075 Collaboration, Facilitation and Negotiation 3
    PSRV 39434 Peace, Conflict and Global Justice Studies 3
    PSYC 20571 Mental Health and Mental Illness 3
    PSRV 37093 Global Justice Systems in Perspective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PSRV 34254 Community Safety Planning 3
    PSRV 42570 Program Evaluation 3
    PSYC 37977 Criminal Forensic Psychology 3
    PSRV 36272 Community Engagement and Social Justice 3
    COWT 10023 Work Term & Career Prep 1
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    SOCI 36568  The Construction of Truth: Exploring New Media and Technology 3
    PSRV 43317 Securing an Open Society in the Global Age 3
    PSRV 48281 Countering Crime in Community Safety: Investigations and Evidence 3
    PSRV 40848 Community Safety Capstone 1 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  •   Internship — 420 hours  
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PSRV 45711 Youth Justice 3
    PSRV 41598 Cyber Threats and Information Security 3
    SOCI 30094 Gender and Violence 3
    PSRV 43178 Community Safety Capstone 2 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15

Courses subject to change.

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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 may be advised individually regarding 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 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 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 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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Co-op

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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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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

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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


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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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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 2022–2023 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.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$8,187.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,987.50

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:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCMS

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
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