Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Policy

Are you interested in protecting the rights of the individual and society? Is upholding the United States Constitution and preserving the ethical and moral fiber of your community important for you? If so, consider a degree in Justice and Public Policy.

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If upholding the United States Constitution, your state constitution, and local ordinances through correctional, enforcement or legal means is important to you, we have a solution. Consider pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Policy (JPP). A degree in JPP will give you foundational knowledge in the courts, corrections, juvenile justice theory, law enforcement, paralegal, procedural and substantive criminal law, and security. Careers include attorney, court administration, intelligence operations, local and federal law enforcement, and warden.

Quick Facts

Credits 120
Careers
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Bailiff
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The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

A Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Policy (JPP) from CUAA will help you understand how administrative law, along with procedural, and substantive criminal laws apply to effecting arrest search and seizure, evidence collection, and courtroom procedures. You’ll learn best practices pertaining to field and custodial interviews, criminal investigations, and procedures involving juvenile. If you are considering an advanced degree, an introductory courses in criminal justice research methods and criminal psychology will prepare you to understand sociological, psychological, bio-physiological, and free-will theories, while learning how to apply theory to practice within the American civil and criminal court systems, correctional system, and justice system.

What does all that add up to? It creates a foundation for a career in a wide variety of criminal justice related fields by giving you quality instruction. One hundred percent of all faculty have certifications and/or extensive experience in their respective field. This lends itself to practical and experiential guidance in blending your personal and professional ethical values within a system of justice and public policy.

 

What to Expect

This program will prepare you with basic knowledge on the path to a successful career in an array of fields including attorney, correctional officer, court administrator, federal special agent, law enforcement officer, paralegal, natural resources warden, probation and parole officer, military career, and security management. It is a foundational degree to complete if you aspire to pursue law school or other public policy-focused graduate work. In short, if your goal is to work in the criminal justice field with practical knowledge and understanding of how your decisions and actions serve the community, this degree is for you.

Locations
  • Ann Arbor

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