The Honours Bachelor of Police Studies degree encourages a broadened critical understanding of the nature, role and function of policing. Students will explore a variety of topics offering opportunities for careers in law enforcement. The program learning outcomes value an integrated learning approach to police education that will provide a diverse range of students with the critical mix of professionalism, technical/legal expertise and analytical skills necessary to succeed in justice-related careers. This multi-dimensional degree complements, rather than duplicates, existing educational initiatives, offering courses that encourage increasing levels of thinking and analysis, which are dynamic in design, rationale and delivery. The learning outcomes are designed to directly calibrate with the policing community and its high professional standards.
Information about part-time delivery
This part-time delivery option is open to current police professionals only. Students must be accepted into the program prior to course registration. Advanced standing is available to professionals working in the field and qualifying graduates of related postsecondary programs. Part-time students are subject to the availability of courses in each semester. All courses are offered fully online. For information on the part-time program, please review the information package below, or contact email@example.com.
- Please ensure you have the applicable program admissions requirements.
- Currently employed or retired police, RCMP and military professionals at the rank of first class constable or higher
- Complete an application for prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) and exemptions as per Georgian College academic calendar
Please note, due to advanced standing provided to police professionals, POLC 1000 and 2000 series courses (year one and two in the full-time program) are not available through part-time online study. Individuals interested in this program without prior police experience are requested to apply to the full time degree program. Please refer to the website for full-time course listings. Required courses will be determined on an individual basis depending on advanced standing granted. Course offerings listed below are those offered online and reflect the typical advanced standing requirements.
Course offerings and equivalents
Currently available courses are listed below.
How to apply to the part-time Honours Bachelor of Police Studies degree program
Apply online through ontariocolleges.ca
- Make sure you meet program admission requirements
- Complete an online application using the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) using the part-time program code
- When registration opens, select the course(s) from the program webpage course listing and follow the prompt steps to register and pay
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Finance and fees
As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.
For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.
There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.
For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.
These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.
OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.
When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.
Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.
To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.
Do you have questions about studying Honours Bachelor of Police Studies part-time?
Questions about the program?
- Complete our online form to connect with the Continuing Education team