Transferring certificate courses to degree programs
Dalhousie University’s Certificate in Police Leadership Program can be a stepping stone for those who want to go on to earn a university degree. Many students enjoy the career applicability and practicality of the Dalhousie Police Leadership courses, which are difficult to find in other university programs. These courses are written and instructed by some of the leading practitioners in the law-enforcement field. Past students have credited promotional success with their studies in this program and felt that the courses were written directly for them.
Taking a certificate program gives you a credential much faster than a degree program as there are less courses to take. It make sense to take courses with this direct career applicability, get a credential relatively quickly, then if desired roll those credits over into a related degree program. Certificate in Police Leadership students have the opportunity to acquire degree credit towards Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice.
Please see the charts below for equivalencies granted.
|CPL Course||Number of Degree Credits Granted||Equivalency in the BPA, Criminal Justice Program|
|Police Leadership and Management Development||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Legal Issues in Policing||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Policing and the Law of Human Rights||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Ethics for Police Leaders||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills||1/2 credit||CRJS 4th year elective|
|Communication Skills for Police Personnel||* see note below||CRJS 2nd year elective|
|Budgeting and Financial Management for Police Services||1/2 credit||GOVN 3xx (3)|
|Strategic Human Resource Management for Police Organizations||1/2 credit||HRMT 386 (3)|
|Policing the Modern Community||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Strategic Policing||1/2 credit||CRJS 3rd year elective|
|Advanced Police Leadership||1/2 credit||CRJS 487 Independent|
|Problem-Oriented Policing (no longer offered)||These 2 courses combined equal 1/2 credit||CRJS 350 Community Policing|
|Community-Based Policing (no longer offered)|
* This course may be used by individuals who don't have the required diploma, and are using the PLA matrix to enter the program. If you have any questions about applying our courses towards the BPA, Criminal Justice please contact Athabasca University.
Information may also be obtained by visiting the Athabasca University website at http://crjs.athabascau.ca/.