Program of Study
With approval from the appropriate department(s), candidates may be deemed to have met some or all of the program prerequisites. In these situations, prerequisite waivers must be approved prior to a student's enrollment in the Diploma in Police Studies program. Any such prerequisite waiver will only be applicable to the Diploma in Police Studies program. Waiver approvals are not an indication of approval for transfer credit. A student may apply for transfer credit through the Office of the Registrar.
Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of courses as listed below under Table 1 Course Requirements for the Diploma in Police Studies. By virtue of admission to the program with prior university experience, students are expected to be prepared to complete courses in Police Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology at the 2000-level and higher. A student who completed a Table 1 course prior to admission to the Diploma in Police Studies and obtained a final grade lower than B is strongly encouraged to retake that course.
The Diploma in Police Studies consists of 30 credit hours chosen from Table 1 as follows:
21 credit hours in Police Studies 1000 (or the former Police Studies 2000), 2200, 2300 (or Sociology 2300), 3000, 3100, 3500 and one of 4000, 4001, 4212 (or Sociology 4212);
6 credit hours in two of Sociology 3290, Police Studies 3306 (or Sociology 3306), Police Studies 3395 (or Sociology 3395); and
3 credit hours in Psychology 2150 or Archaeology 2492.
A student is expected to enroll in the Police Studies section of any applicable crosslisted courses.
Table 1 Course Requirements for the Diploma in Police Studies
1000 and 2000-Level Courses
Police Studies 1000 (or the former PLST 2000)
Police Studies 2200
or Archeology 2492
Police Studies 2300 or SOCI 2300
Police Studies 3000
Police Studies 3100
Police Studies 3500
Two of Sociology 3290, Police Studies 3306 or SOCI 3306 or Police Studies 3395 or SOCI 3395
One of Police Studies 4000, 4001, 4212 or SOCI 4212
Eligible credit hours completed as part of the Diploma in Police Studies program may be used towards other Humanities and Social Sciences programs, including the Major in Police Studies, provided that they are in accordance with the regulations governing the program.