8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

Program and course delivery

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format with some courses available in Seneca's flexible delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements. For courses offered in the flexible delivery format, professors use innovative learning spaces and technology to teach students in a classroom or lab and broadcast in real time to students attending remotely. In flexible courses, students have the choice of coming on campus or learning online.

About the Program

This is the first crime and intelligence degree offered at an Ontario postsecondary institution which focuses on the application of analytical techniques and technologies as well as the core elements of a public safety/criminal justice education.

This program will prepare you for the challenging and complex environment by providing you with in-depth knowledge of crime and intelligence as well as develop a breadth of analytical and research skills.  You will learn how to analyze and address public safety matters by applying professional practices, strategies and use the latest analytical tools and technologies. Your studies will include law, criminology, investigation and community policing which will be applicable to understanding topics and trends in crime and investigations.

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • communication
  • effective collaboration

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Work Term

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. The work term(s) may be a paid or unpaid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position. 

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options you can explore:

  • law enforcement
  • investigations
  • public safety
  • national security
  • counter-terrorism
  • anti money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (ATF) in financial services
  • corporate security and investigations
  • anti-fraud and loss prevention
  • social media investigations
  • community and justice services

Global Learning and Engagement Opportunity

Global Learning and Engagement Opportunity

As a student in this program you have the chance to explore global learning opportunities through Global Learning and Engagement. Gain a global perspective and develop new skills for personal, professional, and academic growth – at Seneca or abroad.

Success Stories

Jessica Clements

Graduate, Police Foundations and Honours Bachelor of Crime & Intelligence Analysis
Toronto Police Service

“Without the opportunities provided by Seneca’s Police Foundations and Honours Bachelor Criminal Intelligence Analysis programs I would not be where I am today! Each program gave me the extensive skills needed to join a profession in the policing community. With both hands-on work integrated learning in the field, and the technical skills learned in the classroom I was able to be hired on by Toronto Police after graduating. Together the amount of networking connections offered by Seneca, and learning from experts with real-world experience in the field allowed me the opportunity to begin my tenure as a Crime Analyst upon graduation.”

Myles Douglas

Graduate, Honours Bachelor of Crime & Intelligence Analysis
Waterloo Regional Police

“A career in law enforcement was something that I had always wished to pursue, and Seneca gave me the opportunity I needed to see that dream come true. Through learning from my instructors and their breadth of work and life experiences, I came to better understand what it meant to pursue a career in law enforcement. I firmly believe that Seneca gave me the tools I needed to flourish in my career path after I graduated. I am grateful to all of the instructors and colleagues I have met along the way.”

Kristal Moore

Read Kristal’s success story

Graduate, Police Foundations and Honours Bachelor of Crime & Intelligence Analysis

“A few things that positively impacted my Seneca experience were the environment, getting involved on campus and volunteering for events. It really changed the entire dynamic. Being able to interact with students outside of my program, speaking to future students and meeting other professors and faculty showed me that Seneca is truly an extremely welcoming environment for everyone.”

Helen Sosonna

Graduate, Police Foundations and Honours Bachelor of Crime & Intelligence Analysis
Analyst, Halton Police

“My career started with Seneca: I graduated from Police Foundations, which, a few years later, opened the door for me to enroll and subsequently graduate from the Honours Bachelors Crime & Intelligence Analysis (CIA) program. While I was in school, I’ve received first-hand knowledge of what the career is about from present and past crime analysts, intelligence officers, analytics managers and others in a related field. I’ve learned invaluable skills in the classroom, which I’ve been able to apply in my career today. While I was in school, I secured a job in customs as a CBSA officer, and then transitioned to Hamilton Police, and now Halton Regional Police. I am truly grateful for the support I have continually received from faculty and peers, with whom I keep in touch with well after graduation.”

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