Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies prepares students to enter careers in law enforcement, governmental and private agencies, research, social work, political science, and a variety of other fields. Graduates will be able to describe the components of the justice system from a systems perspective, including function, organization, issues, practices, and interrelationship of law enforcement agencies, the courts, and the corrections system.

General Education Requirements

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Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
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Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 JUS 104 Introduction to Justice Studies 4
AJS 225 Criminology 3 JUS 110 Crime and Criminology 4
AJS 200 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3 JUS 250 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 4
AJS 230 The Police Function 3 JUS 320 The Police Function 4
AJS 240 The Correction Function 3 JUS 330 The Correctional Function 4
AJS 260 Procedural Criminal Law 3 JUS 435 Criminal Procedure 4
AJS 212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3 JUS 452 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 4

 


Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
PHI 305 Ethical Thinking in the Liberal Arts 4
JUS 325 The Adjudication Function 4
JUS 430 Criminal Law 4
SOC 400 Social Research and Statistics 4
EMM 442 Terrorism's Impact on Emergency Management 4
 
Total Justice Studies Major 48