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Justice Studies department at NAU–Yuma

Degrees and credentials from the Justice Studies department

The NAU–Yuma Justice Studies department offers options to earn the degree or credential best suited to you. Whatever your interests or career path, these programs combine coursework in intelligence and criminology fields, unique pathways to graduation, and more. In addition to our Bachelor’s in Justice Studies and 90–30 transfer degree, we also offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Justice Studies and a minor in Justice Studies.

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Why join the Justice Studies department as an NAU–Yuma student?

The Justice Studies department consists of a team of Northern Arizona University full-time and part-time faculty, academic advisors, and Statewide Campus Outreach and Transition Coordinators dedicated to your academic and professional success. Collaborating across various locations in Arizona, our team is focused on providing a rigorous academic program designed to help you gain critical skills necessary to become an effective leader in the criminal justice field.

Our vision, mission, and student learning goals focus on the success of every single student. We offer in-person and online classes to give you flexibility in arranging your work and course schedules, and offer a focused program to help you complete your degree in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our goal is to keep the size of all classes small to help you engage with faculty members and interact with classmates in a productive learning environment.

Take the next steps in your career

The bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies, with an emphasis in Justice Administration or Intelligence Studies, provides you with the education and skills necessary to enter into, or seek promotion within, the criminal justice system in the areas of justice administration or intelligence studies. As a justice studies program, we assume a philosophical approach to the ethical application of justice. As such, you’ll be challenged to use ethical principles to address current issues facing the community criminal justice and intelligence fields.

All our programs are uniquely positioned to help you prepare to move forward in any justice career:

  • Complete your degree quickly—courses are offered year-round in an online, accelerated, eight-week format. Some courses are also offered in a blended format at select community college campuses.
  • Learn from the experts—all instructors have practitioner experience and advanced degrees.
  • Instructors also serve as student mentors, assisting with job related questions.
  • Internship opportunities are available.

Mission, vision, and values of the Justice Studies department

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Mission statement

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Vision statement

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Justice Studies learning objectives

Upon completion of a program offered by NAU–Yuma’s Justice Studies department students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their managerial decision-making, leadership, problem solving, skills in various settings in the criminal justice field.
  • Contribute to the effective managerial performance of their organization.
  • Recognize the value and importance of ethics in the criminal justice field.
  • Be familiar with professional development and training needs in the criminal justice field.
  • Identify the main issues and conditions affecting the criminal justice field.
  • Define the roles and skills necessary to manage change in organizations in the criminal justice field.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in criminal justice.