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Justice and Public Safety Degree Completion (part-time)

“In just the last few years, we’ve seen a demand emerge for degree level credentials, most relevant knowledge base and critical thinking abilities to complement traditional skills.  As accountability and responsibility are being redefined, so too are the requirements for specialization and career advancement.  We have higher expectations of our justice system today, and of all those working within it.  What we’re seeing is a new kind of justice professional.”

- Dr. Gary Ellis, Program Head, Justice Studies

With greater awareness of how various parts of society intersect has come a new focus on the justice and public safety system as a whole—enforcement and public safety agencies, mental health agencies, human rights and public advocacy groups. This new focus is transforming virtually every aspect of how we think about and how we deliver services on a global scale.  In a field that’s on the leading edge of many technological, societal, and rights-based issues, it’s clear that today’s world requires more than just traditional tools.

So while the landscape shifts to accommodate these latest changes, how do you keep up with a field in full swing?  Welcome to an innovative justice and public safety program that recognizes your years of experience, your knowledge and your lifestyle.

Complete your degree while you continue to work, and do it alongside other justice and public safety professionals.

Whether you’re looking to advance your career, continue on to graduate school, or embark on a different path in the justice and public safety field, this program offers the convenience and networks to get you there.

What credential will I graduate with?

Earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts specialization in Justice and Public Safety granted by the University of Guelph.

Learn the most pertinent information about the field as a whole. From the latest theoretical research to applied studies such as human resources and organizational management – as a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to advance your career with considerable options.

How will this program fit my life?

Courses are offered in what we call a “hybrid” format.  It combines online distance education with weekend classes at UofGH—all in just a little more than two years of study.

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