Criminology & Restorative Justice Studies
The bachelor of arts in criminology and restorative justice studies focuses on the study of criminal justice practices (not the implementation of law enforcement); this program incorporates the values of a Christian worldview into a deeper knowledge about crime and society. It helps students understand and know how to implement restorative approaches to justice, and to understand the various social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society. A practicum is integrated into various modules throughout the program, and provides students with hands-on experience and an opportunity for reflective assessment.
- 18 month program
- Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
- Stimulating academic environment
- Cohort groups of 12-22 students to provide maximum interaction and support
- Cohorts meet face-to-face for class one night per week in this efficient, accelerated program
- Students from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds
- Innovative course material with practical experience
Criminal justice is a fast-growing field of study and employment. While many agencies currently do not require a bachelor's degree for employment, most require one for career advancement. This is a wonderful major for people going into law, preparing them for a wide range of career options, such as law enforcement, administration and social services.
- Completed application form and $40 fee (fee waived if you attend an information meeting)
- All application pieces, official transcripts, recommendation form and admissions essay
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
- 60 transferable baccalaureate level units
- Four years post-secondary experience including two years work experience
View a list of courses and descriptions.
New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August).
How much does it cost?
Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.
How do I apply?
The application process is straightforward. View details on how to apply.
To attend an information meeting or find out additional information or program availability, contact the following Degree Completion Offices:
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