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Why study Justice and Public Safety at UofGH?

Get your degree while working.

Everything about this program is designed to fit the life of an established professional.

All classes are part-time. A few courses will be fully online. The majority of your classes will be delivered in a hybrid format combining in-class lectures and group discussions with online study. You will be required to attend three in-class weekend sessions per hybrid semester: Friday evening (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and all day Saturday and Sunday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the University of Guelph-Humber campus in Toronto.

Study with other professionals from different parts of the justice and public safety field.

Learn with other justice and public safety professionals. You’ve acquired several years of experience, knowledge and skills – and so has everyone in your class. Learn alongside people from other parts of the justice and public safety system, and connect with their networks.

Understand the hows and the whys. All of them.

Working in justice means understanding the field as a whole, and all its latest evidence-based theories. Understand not only how the various functions intersect within the system, but learn to think critically about the bigger picture.

Why is it important to have balanced controls on state, power and authority? How has the Charter impacted our democratic society? How do justice systems impact the global society?

Learn about human resources management and labour relations – how to deal with issues from a supervisory role. Learn to be an expert researcher and writer. Understand how to manage crises and work with people of various backgrounds and cultures in various systems – an integral skill for any justice and public safety setting. An education in all aspects of the justice and public safety system will prepare you for just that.

A small learning environment is a better learning environment.

We can’t stress this enough. Personalized service is engrained in the UofGH experience.

You’ll not only be part of a small class, but you’ll go through your program with the same group of peers. This means learning together, working together, growing together. You’ll get to know our names and we’ll get to know yours.

Interested in a particular area? We’ll work one on one with you to make sure you’re on the right path – from choosing the right courses to ensuring you’ve got all necessary requirements for further education.

Studying at the University of Guelph-Humber

Learn from faculty who know the field – because they work in it, too.

Our justice and public safety studies faculty aren’t just professors – many are also practitioners. They’re recognized leaders in the field for both their experience and their scholarship.

They teach you an evidence-based curriculum that’s meaningful and focused on current practice. They also connect you to their networks, so you’ll get to meet people from all parts of the industry whether through them, through your peers, or through UofGH’s additional connections. And because of our small classes, you’ll get personal attention during and after class.

Gain an edge. Get research experience.

You’ll notice our research program is slightly different than most. Its entire structure is designed to give you an edge so that you’ll stand out when the time comes.

Learn more about research at UofGH.