Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies degree prepares students to enter careers in a variety of fields. A typical career path of an individual interested in the justice studies degree is law enforcement. Others choose to pursue jobs in governmental and private agencies, research, social work and political science. Some graduates of this degree program elect to pursue law school.

Students in the justice studies degree program will study the components of the justice system and examine theories of crime causation, including psychological and social, and theories of punishment. Issues relating to justice policies and perspectives will be examined, as well as relationships of both the court and correctional agencies. Students will also explore the historical and political impact of terrorism on emergency management, including examples of terrorist activity, a summary of federal government efforts, and media coverage of terrorism.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.