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Bachelor of Applied Arts - Justice Studies
Established in 1957, Lethbridge College serves 6,500 full-time and part-time students in southern Alberta. To increase access for Aboriginal and rural students, programs are offered in learning centres outside Lethbridge. Students may take apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and a bachelor degree. Academic programs are offered in areas such as agriculture, business and management, design and technology, environmental studies, health care, human services and justice studies. Applied degrees are offered in correctional studies and conservation enforcement. A collaborative bachelor's degree in nursing is available through the University of Lethbridge. University transfer courses are offered in areas such as Canadian studies, cultural studies, sociology, english and physical education. Apprenticeship training prepares students for occupations such as automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welder. When needed, students may take academic preparation and English as a Second Language programs before making the transition to certificate and diploma programs or apprenticeship training. Lethbridge College offers a broad range of student support services. Recreation facilities provide venues for athletic and intramural programs as well as community sports teams. An important community resource, Lethbridge College also provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to local residents.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Vulcan
Program Type Applied
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.
Students who have completed a Correctional Studies Diploma or Criminal Justice - Policing Diploma from Lethbridge College, or equivalent, will be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies.
Applicants with a related diploma/degree in a human service or justice related field such as child and youth care, law enforcement, addictions counselling, social work, criminology, or psychiatric nursing will also be admitted, and may be required to complete bridging courses in order to meet degree requirements.
Applicants with a diploma/degree require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies.
Applicants with post-secondary credentials and significant related work experience may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed for transfer credit or prior learning credit in the Correctional Studies Diploma, the Criminal Justice - Policing Diploma, and the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies.
Transfer students entering the program who receive advance credit must meet Lethbridge College’s minimum residency requirements. This means that students may not receive advance credit for work completed at other institutions in excess of 75% of the total credits required for graduation from Lethbridge College.
Note: New third-year students, or transfer students with advance standing through completion of a related diploma, are accepted into the program in September and January of each year for on-campus study and online study and also in May for Online Learning.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.!div>
All courses are available on-campus and online.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated September 08, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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