Science in Justice Studies

Learn the Foundations of America’s Legal System

Careers in law and law enforcement can be among the most fulfilling and impactful in society. At FordBridge, the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies prepares you to change lives, enhance communities and ensure the fair and just treatment of community members.

Gain exposure to technology and analytics that are defining the future of efficient and effective law enforcement practices. You’ll also discuss constitutional law, natural law, statutory law and case law interpretation and how this impacts the legal system. This justice degree offers a thorough introduction to criminality, adjudication and ethical leadership. From cyber-crime to strategic policing, prepare to serve the needs of 21st-century communities.

Executive Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Degree Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies offers the legal training needed to pursue careers at every level of law and enforcement. For students seeking careers involving policing, investigation, civil law, case management, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, licensing or contract review, a degree in criminal justice offers the opportunity to develop breadth and depth in many aspects of the law.

As a student in the justice studies degree program, you will explore the following topics:

Criminal behavior.

Policing and adjudication.

Criminal procedure and public policy.

Civil and criminal law.

Strategic data analysis.


Career Outcomes

The BS in justice studies provides the tools needed for careers within criminal and civil law, court administration, policing and regulation across a variety of disciplines. Gain the analytical skills and legal expertise needed to evaluate individuals and actions in a variety of settings, including government, investigative organizations, public service agencies, and private legal practice.

The programs offered at FordBridge may vary by content and course length. For information about specific course content, credit length, please contact a counselor.

General Education coursework prepares FordBridge graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency: University Foundations Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Effective Communication Total Credits: 9-12.

Competency: Business Worldview Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Critical Thinking Total Credits: 11-12.

Competency: Global Awareness, Perspective, and Ethics Total Credits: 6-8.

JUS-104: Introduction to Justice Studies Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-202: Professional Responsibility in Justice Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-212: Criminal Behavior and Victimology Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-320: The Police Function Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-330: The Correctional Function Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-325: The Adjudication Function Total Credits: 4 credits.

GOV-360: Civil Law Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-430: Criminal Law Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-441: Criminal Procedure and Public Policy Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-445: Justice Problem Analysis Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-470: Threat Assessment and Behavioral Analysis Total Credits: 4 credits.

JUS-481: Community-Based Strategic Planning Total Credits: 4 credits.