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An Inside Look At the Gen. Ed Requirements for GCU’s Bachelor Of Science In Justice Studies Program

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Learn about America’s legal system and make an impact on society with Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Preparing students to affect lives, ensure fair treatment and enhance communities, this program will introduce you to adjudication, criminality and ethical leadership. If you’re interested in a career in law or law enforcement, read on to learn about our general education requirements for a BS in Justice Studies.

The Importance of General Education

General education requirements serve an important purpose in your undergraduate education. These courses prepare you to communicate well, think critically, live responsibly and integrate your faith and ethics into every dimension of life.

Our learners study a broad range of topics that cover foundational knowledge and promote expended insight, knowledge and outcomes. The skills that you gain from your general education courses can provide you with a foundation for a successful career and life of growth.

Your Options for General Education

To fulfill the credit requirements of each General Education Competency, students can choose from these course selections:

  • University Foundations
    • UNV-112: Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab
    • UNV-103: University Success
    • UNV-303: University Success
    • UNV-108: University Success in the College of Education
  • Effective Communication
    • UNV-104: 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy
    • ENG-105: English Composition I
    • ENG-106: English Composition II
  • Christian Worldview
    • CWV-101: Christian Worldview
    • CWV-301: Christian Worldview
  • Critical Thinking
    • MAT-154: Applications of College Algebra
    • MAT-144: College Mathematics
    • PHI-105: 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • MAT-134: Applications of Algebra
    • BIO-220: Environmental Science
  • Global Awareness, Perspective and Ethics
    • HIS-144: U.S. History Themes
    • PSY-100: Psychology in Everyday Life
    • SOC-100: Everyday Sociology

These general education requirements help shape students and give them a wide variety of perspectives and subjects. From Christian Worldview to English Composition I, you can learn so much and meet some great people within the classrooms.

If you’re ready to learn more about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and where it can take your career, then please visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.