Explore Courses in the BS in Justice Studies

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When it comes to having a fulfilling career that makes an impact on society, few fields reach the level that law and law enforcement do. If you’re considering a career in this area, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies can put you on the right path. The following are some of the core courses that students complete while earning this degree:

JUS-212: Criminal Behavior and Victimology

While completing this course, you learn about the basic theories of criminology with an emphasis on victimology. You also discover how to better understand crime and criminals through exposure to the motivators of criminal behavior.

GOV-360: Civil Law

This course provides you with an overview of the field of civil law, as well as an introduction to analytical techniques that can be used to resolve legal issues. Also, you develop a practical and contemporary understanding of the various fields which constitute civil law.

JUS-430: Criminal Law

In this course, you explore different aspects of criminal law, including elements of how government defines and punishes crime. The course emphasizes the different categories of crime and how our society defines crime and how those definitions may change over time.

JUS-470: Threat Assessment and Behavioral Analysis

Covering how to analyze manmade, natural and accidental threats that may threaten a community, this course examines the process of how to identify, prepare and eliminate possible threats. You learn about behavioral analysis and how it’s used to assess potential threats to individuals and communities.

Are you ready to begin your journey toward a career in policing and regulation, court administration, civil law or criminal law? If so, then visit our website to learn more or use the Request More Information button on this page.

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