Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2015/2016)
7.9 Diploma in Police Studies

Program Coordinator: Dr. A. Hall, Department of Sociology

The Diploma Program in Police Studies is offered to students who are recruit cadets of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. The program provides recruit cadets with academic and experiential learning components of a degree program relevant to their future work as police officers.

Police Studies course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Police Studies.

7.9.1 Admission Requirements

Students wishing to complete the Diploma in Police Studies should consult with the Academic Planning Manager. Information about diploma programs offered by the Faculty of Arts is available at

Admission to the Diploma program is limited and competitive. Applicants to the Diploma program must have been accepted as recruit cadets of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and satisfy UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate). In addition, at the time of admission, applicants must have completed either a university degree in any discipline from a recognized university, or have completed at a post-secondary institution, the equivalent of 15 credit hours, which should normally include 6 credit hours in English, 6 credit hours in Psychology, and 3 credit hours in Sociology.

7.9.2 Continuation Requirements

Students dismissed as recruit cadets by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will be required to withdraw from the Diploma in Police Studies.

7.9.3 Program of Study

Following admission to the Diploma program and until completion of all Diploma program requirements, students must normally carry a course load of 15 credit hours in each of the Fall and Winter semesters. Students must complete a total of 36 credit hours as outlined under the Diploma in Police Studies Program Requirements table below.

Diploma in Police Studies Program Requirements

Required Courses

Alternate Courses

  • Police Studies 2000
  • Police Studies 3000
  • Police Studies 3500
  • Police Studies 5000
  • Political Science 3620 or the former Political Science 3521
  • Psychology 2150
  • Psychology 3640
  • Sociology 3290
  • Sociology 3306
  • Sociology 3395
  • Sociology 4212
  • Anthropology 2260, Anthropology 2414, Anthropology 3240
  • Archaeology 2492
  • English 2160
  • Gender Studies 1000, Gender Studies 2005
  • Geography 2495
  • History 3560, History 3813
  • Law and Society 2000
  • the former Philosophy 2802, the former Philosophy 2810
  • Police Studies 2200, Police Studies 3100, Police Studies 4000, Police Studies 4001
  • Political Science 3681 or the former Political Science 3791, Political Science 3820
  • Psychology 2100 or Psychology 2120, Psychology 2800
  • Religious Studies 1000, Religious Studies 2610, Religious Studies 3650
  • Sociology 2270, Sociology 3130, Sociology 4095, Sociology 4210