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Category: Criminal Justice and Legal 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:

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Like with many other fields, law and law enforcement continue to evolve along with changes in society and technology. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies is designed to prepare students to enter these fields by exploring the foundations of America’s legal system, covering the analytics and technology that are defining the future of law and examining contemporary components of the criminal justice system and civil law. If you’re wondering where a career in law or law enforcement can take you, then continue reading to learn about potential options for graduates of GCU’s BS in Justice Studies:

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When it comes to making a societal impact and achieving a fulfilling career, few fields are as significant as law and law enforcement. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies prepares students to provide fair and just treatment for individuals, as well as improve communities and change lives. Read on to discover the subjects that you’ll study in the justice studies program:

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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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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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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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