Admissions

Admission is open to all Memorial students completing a program leading to the awarding of a BA degree. Previous completed university courses may be recognized for transfer credit. Previous specialized police training may also be approved for unspecified credits which may be applied to the elective requirements.

As of September 2014, students who major in Police Studies shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses selected from Table 1: Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies and Table 2: Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies below as follows:

  1. Courses from a minimum of any three Arts disciplines, and no more than 15 credit hours in any one Arts discipline other than Police Studies;

  2. A minimum of 15 credit hours in Police Studies courses, including

    • PLST 2000
    • at least one of 3000 or 3500
    • at least one of 4000 or 4001
  3. A minimum of 9 additional credit hours chosen from Table 1: Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies. Sociology 3040 and 3041 are recommended choices; and

  4. A minimum of 12 additional credit hours selected from Table 1: Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies and/or Table 2: Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies including at least one further 4000-level course

Elective Courses

Courses may be selected from the following list, and/or as approved by the Program Coordinator.

Table 1: Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies
1000 & 2000 Level Courses3000 Level Courses3000 Level Courses
  • Law and Society 1000, 2000
  • Philosophy 2400, 2591
  • PLST 2000, 2200
  • Political Science 2800
  • Sociology 2100, 2300
  • History 3200 or Law and Society 3200
  • Law and Society 3015, 3300, 3400
  • PLST 3000, 3100, 3200, 3500, 3600-3610
  • Political Science 3620, 3681, 3820
  • Religious Studies 3650
  • Sociology 3040, 3041, 3130, 3180, 3290, 3306, 3320, 3395
  • PLST 4000, 4001, 4100-4110
  • Political Science 4360
  • Sociology 4080, 4095, 4099, 4210, 4212

 

Table 2: Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major in Police Studies
1000 & 2000 Level Courses3000 Level Courses4000 Level Courses
  • Anthropology 2260
  • Archaeology 2492
  • Gender Studies 1000
  • Philosophy 2230, 2552
  • Political Science 1000, 1010
  • Religious Studies 1010, 2610
  • Sociology 2210, 2270
  • Anthropology 3100
  • History 3560
  • Law and Society 3012, 3014, 3016
  • Political Science 3210, 3290, 3830
  • Religious Studies 3680
  • Sociology 3140, 3731
  • Anthropology 4030
  • Law and Society 4000, 4900, 4901-4909
  • Political Science 4110, 4200, 4215

The normal departmental prerequisites are applicable, but Department Heads may waive course prerequisites in cases where alternate preparation can be demonstrated. For further information on the Police Studies Program consult the MUN Academic Calendar.