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Program-at-a-glance
Length of Study

Full time: 2 years
Part time: up to 7 years

Study Options

Full time
Part time

Credential Granted

Diploma

Intake(s)

Full time:
• Fall term (September)

Part time:
• Fall term (September)
• Winter term (January)
• Spring term (May)

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Workplace Learning

Field Placement

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Transferability

Transfer agreements exist for many institutions, including:

Athabasca University:
• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice

Grant MacEwan University:
• Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration

SB-Investigations

Do you have a strong sense of justice and a firm belief in the rights and freedoms of all citizens? Are you able to diffuse tension in stressful situations? As a police officer you need to be the strong voice of reason and keep a level head as you serve your community and protect its members from crime and violence.

Policing in the 21st Century

Policing is changing due to demographics, economic pressures and more sophisticated criminal activity. MacEwan University equips police professionals with the most current theories of criminology, investigative techniques, law, psychology, evidence collection and forensics.

Police Studies at MacEwan University

The Police Studies diploma provides you with the theory and principles you need to become an educated and well-prepared police officer. This program prepares you to lead, be effective in decision-making, and be able to easily adapt to new environments. With courses in sociology, law, and psychology; a physical fitness component; and specialized skill development in forensics, investigations and emergency planning, The Police Studies program gives you the foundation to build your career as a member of a police service at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.