Justice Studies - Bachelor of Applied Arts
Give your career a course correction
Take your career in the justice system full circle with the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies (BAAJS). Our intensive, four-year degree program begins with a Correctional Studies or Criminal Justice – Policing diploma, giving you an introduction to the fundamentals of the justice field. You’ll build on these concepts in your third year, gaining an understanding of social justice, ethics, the psychology of criminal behavior, and justice management and leadership, while honing your critical thinking and research skills. Flexibility in course selection will allow you to choose your own path. And, finally, in your fourth year, you’ll complete your journey to a justice career by participating in a directed field study at a justice agency of your choice. When you’re finished, you’ll be well prepared to do justice in a challenging career helping others.
The Justice Studies degree is right for you if you:
- possess the leadership and interpersonal skills required to establish and maintain positive relationships with clients and coworkers
- have the ability to make sound decisions quickly
- are able to work effectively as part of a team
- have good oral and written communication skills
- are in good physical condition.
Making it work
Lethbridge College’s program is versatile, which means we provide options for individuals at any stage in their justice career. Whether you’re a professional seeking to expand your knowledge and open the door to management and supervisory positions, or you’re preparing for entry into the field, we have the tools you need to succeed. In addition, all of our courses can be taken online, part-time or full-time, to fit into your busy schedule. It’s your choice. Travelling the road to a rewarding career has never been so convenient.
In the fourth year of the program, you will apply your skills and abilities in a real-world justice environment. You’ll spend your entire fourth year (two semesters) engaged in a Directed Field Study. You can choose to spend this study time at your current justice organization or agency, or we can help you find a suitable placement.
Your Lethbridge College diploma in Correctional Studies or Criminal Justice - Policing qualifies you for entry into this degree, and transfer agreements also exist with several other institutions.
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