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Justice Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
Careers in law and law enforcement can be among the most fulfilling and impactful in society. At Grand Canyon University, the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies prepares you to change lives, enhance communities and ensure the fair and just treatment of community members. Gain exposure to technology and analytics that are defining the future of efficient and effective law enforcement practices.


You’ll also discuss constitutional law, natural law, statutory law and case law interpretation and how this impacts the legal system. This justice degree offers thorough introduction to criminality, adjudication and ethical leadership. From cyber-crime to strategic policing, prepare to serve the needs of 21st century communities.The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies offers the legal training needed to pursue careers at every level of law and enforcement. For students seeking careers involving policing, investigation, civil law, case management, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, licensing or contract review, a degree in criminal justice offers the opportunity to develop breadth and depth in many aspects of law.The BS in justice studies provides the tools needed for careers within criminal and civil law, court administration, policing and regulation across a variety of disciplines. Gain the analytical skills and legal expertise needed to evaluate individuals and actions in a variety of settings, including government, investigative organizations, public service agencies and private legal practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal behavior
  • Policing and adjudication
  • Criminal procedure and public policy
  • Civil and criminal law
  • Strategic data analysis
  • Corrections

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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