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Why study Justice at UofGH?

Learn the hows and the whys.  All of them.

Working in justice means understanding the field as a whole. 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 do justice systems impact the global society? 

Learn about the law and how to apply it.  Learn to be an expert researcher and writer.  Learn why ethics has become paramount in the field.  Understand how to manage crises and work with people of various backgrounds and cultures in various systems – an integral skill for any justice setting. An education in all aspects of the justice system will prepare you for just that.

See why experience counts.  Apply what you learn. 

This field relies on those who can apply their knowledge.  That’s why hands-on application happens concurrently – in your classroom and in the field, from day one. 

Our crime scene labs and mock courts let you hone your investigative skills and interviewing techniques. You’ll also gain a minimum of 200 hours of experience through work placements. But it’s not just the amount of time that’s significant – you’ll meet employers, network, and build your resume.  You’ll see what it’s like to work in a variety of settings. 

Interested in working with the province’s Special Investigations Unit?  Or with the courts?  Or in youth homes?  Or the Canadian Border Services Agency?  You can tailor your experiences as much as you’d like.  And since we’re located in Toronto, you’ll have all these options nearby.   

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

Our justice studies faculty aren’t just professors – they’re lawyers, police officers, sociologists, crime analysts, correctional officers, homicide and cybercrime investigators.  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, or through UofGH’s additional connections.  You’ll meet regional, national and international experts. 

UofGH draws faculty who understand the importance of both academic and applied learning – because they are a part of the changing landscape.  And because of our small classes, you’ll get personal attention from these academic and field experts during and after class.

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 be part of a small class, which means more opportunity for hands-on work in class – something that just couldn’t happen in a large lecture hall.  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 choosing the right placements to ensuring you’ve got all necessary requirements for further education.

Studying at the University of Guelph-Humber

Gain an edge.  Get undergraduate 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.     

Study abroad.

Diversity isn’t just the fabric of UofGH – it’s the fabric of the world.  At UofGH, every student has the opportunity to prepare for a world without borders.  And because all study abroad courses are affordable, the opportunities are within reach.

Learn more about studying abroad at UofGH.