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Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies for students who wish to pursue a fulfilling and impactful career in law or law enforcement. Students in this program learn about the analytics and technology that are defining the future of law enforcement as well as topics that cover various areas of the law, case law interpretation, criminal procedure and public policy. The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies program can help you develop the skills that you need to pursue a career in the justice system. Continue reading to learn some questions you should consider when deciding if a career in the justice system is right for you:

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At Grand Canyon University, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers degree programs that can prepare you for a meaningful career in counseling or psychology. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program covers counseling theories and crisis intervention, and can prepare you for a career as a counselor working in rehabilitation clinics and mental health centers. Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology, on the other hand, can ready you for a career in performance arts coaching or athletic coaching and training. Continue reading to learn about counseling vs psychology:

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Substance abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and the need for addiction counselors is expected to grow. If you’re considering pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program can provide you with the academic foundation that you need to enter this field. When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, one component that counselors in the profession must consider when working with patients is their family dynamics. Continue reading to learn more about this topic.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Interested in a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies? For students who are passionate about law and justice and who desire to make an impact on the workforce, this degree may be a great fit! At Grand Canyon University, the programs are designed to challenge and motivate students to perform their best work while preparing them for a career in the field.

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in social service? If so, then consider our Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work degree. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this sociology with an emphasis in social work degree can prepare you for a rewarding career in the exciting fields of social work and human services.

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While perusing the psychology programs offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you may have stumbled upon our Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology. This program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in fields such as psychology, nursing, sociology or communications, and who are interested in working with aging populations. Continue reading to learn about the nature of professional geropsychology:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
Editor of StartleBloom

Last year, StartleBloom made its debut as GCU’s new student literary review. This year, the book returned for its second volume and was released to the public in early April. The review is made up of a compilation of poetry, short fiction and artwork, all of which is submitted by GCU students. A small board of English literature students lead the review, advised by two professors, Diane Goodman and Heather Brody.

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