Program Information

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Police and Public Safety Institute
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Security and Protective Services, Other
Description: This four-year bachelor`s degree prepares graduates for positions in the field of public safety encompassing security, countering crime, and emergency management. Students develop a systematic approach to public safety to counter, coordinate and investigate man-made and natural threats to individuals, information systems security, critical infrastructure, organizations, companies, and governments. Students learn the proven and sound principles of public safety within the context of Canadian legislation. Theoretical and experiential courses, combined with applied research and two co-op work terms, provide students with work-integrated learning opportunities, as well as, the opportunity to develop and build investigative and analytical problem-solving skills. Students develop inter-professional capabilities using a collaborative approach to addressing public safety situations.

Graduates may find public safety employment opportunities in policing and the military, as well as various public and private sector organizations, government and non-profit organizations.

URL: Bachelor of Public Safety at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,712
International: $7,489

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 60

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Mathematics

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 university (U) or university/college (M) courses. Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% overall average

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Prior to co-ops, all students will be required to obtain a clear and current Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector. Failure to complete this requirement will prevent students from participating in the work term components of the program.