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Criminal Justice

Athabasca University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Online / Distance
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Program description

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice systems are complex and require an understanding of crime as well as the institutions and professionals that operate within these systems. The curriculum offered by Athabasca University's Criminal Justice Program will provide you with a variety of courses that address the operation of the adult and youth justice systems, examination of criminal justice policies, procedures and programs, and the roles of criminal justice professionals (for example, law enforcement) and other stakeholders (such as victims and offenders). Our degree teaches students to think critically about criminal justice policies and practices. Students receive academic training that prepares them for career advancement in the field of criminal justice as well as graduate studies.

Our Criminal Justice degree is grounded in both the arts and sciences. It will provide you with a broader understanding of the criminal justice system and your professional role within in it. This degree draws on a wide range of disciplinary areas that includes criminology, sociology, psychology, history, political science as well as criminal justice management and administration.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Bachelor; Online

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Athabasca University

Athabasca currently serve about 37,000 students per year, following a period of rapid growth which has seen student numbers double over a six-year period. Some 260,000 students have registered in Athabasca’s individualized courses and programs since the University was created...

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