BA Justice Studies degree at Royal Roads University in Canada

BA Justice Studies


Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies (BAJS)

This program teaches the theoretical and practical foundations, as well as the critical thinking skills you need to assess issues related to justice. You will learn about the Canadian justice system, including criminal justice, conflict resolution and mediation.

What This Program Gives You

The Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and real-world experience you need to be able to use effective critical thinking skills to assess issues related to justice. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the justice system, including criminal justice, social justice, human rights, advocacy, conflict resolution, and mediation.

Who This Program Is For

Individuals who want to develop a career in law enforcement, victim services, legal departments of corporations or governments, or those interested in pursuing further education within the legal field. 

WHO CAN JOIN THIS PROGRAM

Tuition and Fees

Find out more on the tuition and fees for the Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies degree.

School of Humanitarian Studies

The core belief at the School of Humanitarian Studies is that when work is purposeful, lives can change. Working with like-minded peers and industry-leading experts, you will develop the skills and understanding to create positive change both locally and globally.

Program Courses

  • Human Service Skills in the Justice Field
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System: Part 1
  • Logical And Analytical Thinking in the Justice Context
  • History and Philosophy of Law in the Canadian Context Until 1867
  • Canadian Constitution
  • Civil and Administrative Law
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System: Part 2
  • Family and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Theory and Practice
  • History and Philosophy of Law in the Canadian Context From 1867
  • Public Policy and Justice
  • Comparative Global Legal Approaches and Philosophies
  • Introduction to International Law and International Organizations
  • Human Resources and Regulatory Environments
  • Critical Justice Perspectives
  • Exercises in Ethics and Law
  • Applied Research Project
  • Research Methods for Justice Practitioners
  • Skills Building Career Preparation for Justice Studies

Fantastic Career Opportunities

Graduates work as paralegals, diversion counsellors, immigration officers, and more.

Entry requirements


English language

  • IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum in writing and speaking, 6.0 minimum in listening and reading)
  • TOEFL iBT 68

Academic

  • “B” (3.00/4.33) GPA
  • Equivalent of 60 credits of university-level coursework
  • Specific undergraduate course requirements, depending on the program

Next start dates



  • Summer 2017: May 01, 2017

 

  • Fall 2017: September 18, 2017