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Human Justice

What is a Bachelor of Human Justice degree?

The Bachelor of Human Justice (BHJ) is a 120-credit-hour degree with an applied professional focus. Students gain an in-depth understanding of justice related to criminal and social justice in both Canadian and international contexts.

Students will acquire skills in analytical and critical thinking and human service practices complementing their general university studies and the liberal arts.  Advancing through the Human Justice program, students can make course selections based on one of three concentrations: general program; criminal justice; or social justice that will meet their  professional aspirations.

The Introductory and Advanced Practica are features of the BHJ program; students earning academic credit acquiring professional experience.  Courses in the BHJ program are offered by faculty and practicing professionals.

The BHJ program prepares students for post-graduate work in fields such as law, criminology, justice studies, social justice, and human rights.

Human Justice undergraduates have found careers in:  law enforcement; corrections; anti-poverty work; human rights; mental health and substance abuse; community development; and policy and research among other justice fields.