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Police Studies is the academic study of the different facets of police institutions and practices through which students study the legal, political and social contexts in which institutions and practices operate. 

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To earn a Bachelor of Arts you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours including the following degree components: core requirements, major program, minor or second major, and electives

 In your first 30 credit hours, take your first CRIM major courses - CRIM 1001 and SOCI 1000 and 3 credit hours in one of, LWSO 1000 or LWSO 2000. 

There are additional responsibilities associated with interdisciplinary programs and seeking academic advice early on is crucial. CRIM majors should complete disciplinary prerequisites for future CRIM electives - like MATH 1000, LWSO 2000 and PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1001.

Consult the University Calendar for program descriptions, degree regulations, course descriptions, important dates, and everything else academic. Work towards the completion of the core requirements for the BA. Record your progress in the degree tracker. 

Learn about declaring your program by visiting iDeclare or by emailing

In your next 30 to 60 credit hours, take CRIM 2200, CRIM 2400 and one of ARCH 2492 or PSYC 2150 and one of ANTH 2414, HIST 2800, LWSO 3012, SOCI 3180.

Finalize the BA core requirements (CRW, LS, and QR). Declare your minor or double major. Consult departmental liaisons and the University Calendar, including the general undergraduate academic regulations and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences regulations.

Note: students pursuing an interdisciplinary major must pursue a single-discipline minor/second major. 

As part of your 60 to 90 credit hours, take CRIM 3000, CRIM 3100, CRIM 3500 and CRIM 3395/SOCI 3395. Take one of POSC 3010, STAT 2500 ,SOCI 3040 or SOCI 3041. 

Note: students must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours in Criminology courses (see 15.18.10,point 4.).

Cross-check your degree advice with the University Calendar regulations.

In your final 90 to 120 credit hours, Take one of LWSO 3400, SOCI 3290, CRIM 3306.  Additionaly, take two of CRIM 4000, CRIM 4001, CRIM 4099/SOCI 4099 and CRIM 4212/SOCI 4212. If required, take SOCI 4205.

Ensure your Breadth of Knowledge requirement for the BA core requirements has been fulfilled. Apply to graduate before the deadlines posted in your Memorial Self-Service account, under the Graduation menu options.

  • Request a final official degree audit after winter semester to ensure you are on track for graduation
  • Have questions about your official degree audit? Follow up with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Registrar at
  • Seek advice from instructors about graduate or professional schools
  • Consider grants for graduate or professional studies in the fall 
  • Be mindful of application deadlines for professional and graduate schools everywhere and apply early
  • Approach your instructors for academic references for future academic and professional endeavors 
  • In September - if you have not had an audit within the last 3 semesters  request one now.  The audit will ensure you are on track for graduation
  • Finalize applications and academic references for professional or graduate school
  • Attend the Career and Graduate School Fair in the fall
  • Apply to graduate before the deadlines posted in the Graduation menu of your Self-service account.

Pondering your future career interest?

Learn about the career versatility of the BA through BA Professional: A Career Conversation Series. Watch episodes on demand to hear from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni on how to build a successful career.

  • Explore on-campus and summer jobs through MUCEP, ISWEP, and SWASP for exposure to research and administration
  • Attend fall Career and Graduate School Fair and Summer Job Fair
  • Meet up for career conversations, gain a better understanding of what careers are available with your degree and develop your networking and communications skills, in-person or online through 10,000 coffees.

Explore career interests related to your major(s). Seek opportunities to network in your community.

Prepare for life after graduation.


Go to program welcome event and other program events.

Attend Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences events.

Seek opportunities to attend academic conferences through the department or through the Canadian Criminal Justice Association

Think globally about your academic involvement.


Consider Learning Abroad and develop a plan with the go abroad coordinator. 

Review your plan with the go abroad coordinator.

  • Meet with department advisor to ensure you are academically on track to study abroad
  • Know application deadlines and apply early

Prepare for departure with the go abroad coordinator.

  • Attend pre-departure orientation
  • Complete pre-departure checklist and reflection
  • Make the most of your travel experience and become an ambassador

Unpack your go abroad experience.

  • Attend go abroad debrief and participate in a reflection
  • Add international experience to your resume/CV
  • Seek more opportunities to work, volunteer and/or study abroad

Well-being is integral to long-term student success. At Memorial we offer resources designed to maintain your health and equilibrium, and promote academic success.

 If you're in Distress or Crisis reach out for help • Become aware of supports available through the MUN Safe app - it is your direct line to a safer Memorial University. If you need a doctor, go to Student Wellness and Counselling Centre • Health and Dental insurance is offered through MUNSU • Foster well-being through online and in-person supports • Open the conversation about sexual harassment • Be a money smart student - know your finances, if you are in need, emergency loans and the campus food bank are available • The Works offers scheduled fitness programs and workout facilities • Living on-campus? Check out residence life • Living off-campus? Check out the Off-Campus housing• Be safe with safedrive • Visit Wellness and Chaplaincy during exams. Still have questions? Checkout the wellness videos or talk to a counsellor. 


Make sure that you are preparing for your future but do it in a way that you get to study things that genuinely interest you.

by Sophie St. Croix - BA ’09, Classics (Memorial), Juris Doctor 2013, Schulich School of Law (Dalhousie), currently an associate at Roebothan McKay Marshall (St. John's)