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Category: Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
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By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you have an undergraduate degree in a justice studies field, you may be interested in furthering your education and earning a master’s degree. By choosing to earn a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies, you will gain a competitive edge as you enter the workforce. There are many reasons to enroll in a master’s degree in criminal justice program, including the following:

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By Lauren Abraham
Communication Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Looking to pursue a career in law? You may be wondering what it takes to be accepted into law school. With the competitive application process, it is important to know how to stand out as a potential candidate. Understanding the types of qualities required for successful law school applicants is critical to becoming an accepted law student.

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

If you have a passion for making the world a better place, you may be interested in law or justices studies. By choosing to earn a justice studies degree, you have a variety of career options available to you upon graduation.

GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies gives you the opportunity to examine criminal theory and learn the components of the U.S. criminal justice system. A few of the topics covered in the program include crime and causation theories, objectives and strategies of police, data analysis, methods of research, and political impact of terrorism and emergency management. There are many other topics covered in the program, with resources and tools in place to help ensure that you have the chance to be successful upon graduation.

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By Kevin Walling, JD, MPA
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you’ve driven in the city, you may have had the startling experience of a disheveled-looking man approaching your vehicle at a traffic light that spits on your windshield and wipes off your windshield with the arm of a soiled jacket.

Once having completed this task, the disheveled man will stick out a hand, palm up, requesting that you pay for the services rendered of having had the vehicle windshield “cleaned.”

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