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Law Enforcement Studies: Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

  • Program Start Date
    On-Campus (September); Online (September, January, May)
  • Campuses
    New Westminster

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    City of New Westminster
  • Length
    120 Credits (final 60 credits / 2 years of a four-year Bachelor degree)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $650 per course + student-related fees (domestic students); $19,200 Per Year (international students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1600 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out JIBC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by the following dates:

  • On-campus cohort-based program: April 30 for September program entry
  • Online program: up to six weeks before the start of the semester for September, January or May program entry. Based on seat availability, applicants may be deferred to the next intake.

 Check and verify directly with JIBC for application dates and deadlines of all program intakes (click on the tab of Application & Deposit Due Dates').

Application Fee: $75 (domestic students); $150 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic (minimum grade in brackets)

1. One of:

  • A related two-year diploma or associate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution (with at least 72% overall grade average)*
  • Completed the requirements for the Peace Officer Training program or JIBC Municipal Recruit Training Program or the Ontario Police College, with at least 3 years of full-time service in a recognized public safety agency. This combined education and experience allows for up to 60 advanced standing credits towards the completion of the Bachelor degree program
  • Other law enforcement professionals with training and experience may also have their applications reviewed for Advanced Standing Credits. Some situations may require that applicants apply for a Prior Learning Assessment

Note(*): if your GPA is less than the competitive standard for admission (72%), you are still encouraged to apply, as admission may depend on program seat availability.

2. English (72%) at the post-secondary level or equivalent

Admission Advice

1. This is a competitive entry program. All admissions decisions are made based on the merit of the application. This includes a competitive GPA combined with an assessment of the required courses and supplemental documents. 

2. If English is not your first language, you are required to take one of the English Language Proficiency Tests:

  • TOEFL iBT = at least 80 overall, with at least 20 in each band; or
  • IELTS Academic = at least 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0; or
  • equivalent

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy JIBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you are required to take English Language Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways:

  • English 12 (C) or English Studies 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • One of the testing options (must be written within 24 months of the program start date):
    • IELTS Academic = at least 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT = at least 80 overall, with at least 20 in each band
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) = at least 60 overall, with 50 in each skill band
    • Cambridge English Exams = score of C in C1 Advanced
    • CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test) = at least 7 in each skill band
    • PTE (Pearson Test of English) = at least 58 overall
    • Duolingo English Test = at least score of 110 (taken after February 1, 2020 and will be accepted for the Winter 2022 intake)
  • Vancouver Community College's ELSK 0815 (S) and ELSK 0820 (S)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Institutional Admission Requirements for all JIBC programs of 30 credits or more are listed as below:

1. High school graduation or mature student status (21 years or older)

2. English 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to satisfying JIBC's Institutional Admission Requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for JIBC in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

Out-of-Province

In addition to satisfying JIBC's Institutional Admission Requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for JIBC in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward a program at JIBC. Please refer to JIBC's Transfer Credit web page. Use BC Transfer Guide to check course transferability/equivalency of courses completed in BC. 

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission, along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward a program at JIBC. Please refer to JIBC's Transfer Credit web page

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission, along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated (if your education was obtained outside of BC and/or was completed some years ago).

Mature Student

Mature Student = an applicant who does not have high school graduation or equivalent, and is at least 21 years of age. Applicants in the mature student admission category must meet all other admission requirements of their intended program of study. 

 

International Student

Details for international applicants on how to apply is available here. 

Click here for details on JIBC's programs and resources for international students

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

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