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Justice and Public Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Mequon, WI, United States
Are you interested in protecting the rights of the individual and society? Is upholding the United States Constitution and preserving the ethical and moral fiber of your community important for you? If so, consider the Justice and Public Policy program of Concordia University Wisconsin.
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Overview

Work for people’s rights and safety

If upholding the United States Constitution, your state constitution, and local ordinances through correctional, enforcement or legal means is important to you, we have a solution. Consider pursuing the Justice and Public Policy program of Concordia University Wisconsin. A degree in JPP will give you foundational knowledge in the courts, corrections, juvenile justice theory, law enforcement, paralegal, procedural and substantive criminal law, and security. Careers include attorney, court administration, intelligence operations, local and federal law enforcement, and warden.

A Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Policy (JPP) from CUW will help you understand how administrative law, along with procedural, and substantive criminal laws apply to effecting arrest search and seizure, evidence collection, and courtroom procedures. You’ll learn best practices pertaining to field and custodial interviews, criminal investigations, and procedures involving juvenile. If you are considering an advanced degree, an introductory courses in criminal justice research methods and criminal psychology will prepare you to understand sociological, psychological, bio-physiological, and free-will theories, while learning how to apply theory to practice within the American civil and criminal court systems, correctional system, and justice system.

What does all that add up to? It creates a foundation for a career in a wide variety of criminal justice related fields by giving you quality instruction. One hundred percent of all faculty have certifications and/or extensive experience in their respective field. This lends itself to practical and experiential guidance in blending your personal and professional ethical values within a system of justice and public policy.

What to expect

This program will prepare you with basic knowledge on the path to a successful career in an array of fields including attorney, correctional officer, court administrator, federal special agent, law enforcement officer, paralegal, natural resources warden, probation and parole officer, military career, and security management. It is a foundational degree to complete if you aspire to pursue law school or other public policy-focused graduate work. In short, if your goal is to work in the criminal justice field with practical knowledge and understanding of how your decisions and actions serve the community, this degree is for you.

Careers

  • Attorney
  • Police Officer
  • Paralegal

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro Law Enforcement
  • Criminology
  • Intro to Courts
  • Juvenile Justice Theory
  • Intro to Probation & Parole
  • Corrections in America

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mequon

  • 1621 - 2690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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