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Justice Studies: Bachelor of Arts Degree


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Applications are submitted externally through the RRU website.

Intake
  • Fall

  • Program Start Date
    August (Blended Program), September (On-Campus Program)
  • Campuses
    Victoria

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    120 Credits (4 yrs full-time, or final 2 yrs of a 4-yr degree); Varies part-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $16,900 (Year 3 + 4 domestic students) or $43,300 (Year 3+ 4 international students); Plus Ancillary Fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,200 - $2,000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)

    Victoria BC (September start date), or Blended Format (August start date)

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out RRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

For the Summer (August) 2022 Intakethird-year program entry (blended delivery): applications are accepted until May 29, 2022

For the Fall (September) 2022 Intakefirst-year program entry (on-campus delivery): applications are accepted until June 06, 2022

For the Fall (September) 2022 Intake, third-year program entry (on-campus delivery): applications are accepted until June 06, 2022.

Verify dates and deadlines directly with RRU.

Application Fee: $128.81

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic (minimum grades needed in brackets) 

Choose one of the following routes:

Route A: First-Year Entry 

1. Graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent with at least a 'B' (73%) average in four academic grade 12 courses, including English 12 (70%) or English First Peoples 12 (70%) or equivalent 

2. An approved English 11 course

3. Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or equivalent 

4. An approved Science 11

5. An approved Social Studies 11/12 course or equivalent 

6. If English is not your primary language, you are required to meet Royal Roads University's English Language Requirements (for applicants applying for first-year entry to undergraduate programs) through one of the following ways:

  • Completion of a diploma or degree program from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country
  • Test score from one of the English Language Proficiency test options:
    • IELTS Academic (6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0)
    • TOEFL iBT (88 overall, with at least 20 each in reading, writing, listening and speaking)
    • PTE-A (60 overall, with no section less than 58)
  • Completion one of RRU's international pathway programs

7. Submit a two-page personal statement answering the following questions (and demonstrate a clear alignment of your personal goals and vision with the program's goals and values):

  • What influenced your decision to apply to Royal Roads University?
  • What is it about the program that interests you and makes you feel it is suitable for you?
  • Why is changemaking important to you?

Route B: Third-Year Entry

1. Completion of a two-year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized post-secondary institution, including at least 24 credits at the second-year level and a "B" grade point average.

2. If English is not your primary language, you are required to meet Royal Roads University's English Language Requirements (for applicants applying for third-year entry to undergraduate programs) through one of the following ways:

  • Completion of a diploma or degree program from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country
  • Test score from one of the English Language Proficiency test options:
    • IELTS Academic (6.5 overall, with at least 6.5 in writing and speaking, and 6.0 in listening and reading)
    • TOEFL iBT (88 overall, with at least 24 in writing, and 20 in listening, reading and speaking)
    • PTE-A (60 overall, with at least 60 in writing and speaking, and 58 in listening and reading)
    • DET (115 overall with at least 110 for literacy, comprehension and conversation, and 115 for production)
  • Completion one of RRU's international pathway programs (University Academic Preparation)

Admission Advice

1. If you don't meet the formal academic requirements for admission of third-year entry, your application may be considered based on a combination of your education, informal learning and the real world experience as per RRU's flexible admission policy. To be considered for flexible admission, you would need the following:

  • at least five years of relevant work experience in an area related to justice
  • a combination of academic achievement and relevant work experience
  • ability to demonstrate the competencies expected of a graduate with a relevant two-year diploma

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy RRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction and communication in all domestic programs at Royal Roads University (RRU). As part of the application process, all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English speaking, listening, reading and writing when you apply. Verify the following information with RRU directly

For applicants applying for first-year entry with English Language Support*:

One of:

  • IELTS Academic (6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in listening and reading, and 6.0 in writing and speaking)
  • TOEFL iBT (79 overall, with at least 18 each in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and speaking)
  • PTE-A (55 overall, with at list 55 in writing and speaking, and 51 in listening and reading)
  • DET (105 overall with at least 95 in literacy, comprehension, conversation and production)
Note(*):
  • There are three programs with language support:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Innovation and Sustainability
    • Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management
  • If you don't meet the minimum language requirements, you may still be conditionally admitted by enrolling in one of the international pathway programs through the Royal Roads University's Global Learning and Language Centre.

For applicants applying for first-year entry to undergraduate programs:

One of:

  • Completion of a diploma or degree program from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country
  • Test score from one of the English Language Proficiency test options:
    • IELTS Academic (6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0)
    • TOEFL iBT (88 overall, with at least 20 each in reading, writing, listening and speaking)
    • PTE-A (60 overall, with no section below 58)
  • Completion one of RRU's international pathway programs

For applicants applying for third-year entry to undergraduate programs: 

One of:

  • Completion of a diploma or degree program from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country
  • Test score from one of the English Language Proficiency test options:
    • IELTS Academic (6.5 overall, with at least 6.5 in writing and speaking, and 6.0 in listening and reading)
    • TOEFL iBT (88 overall, with at least 24 in writing, and 20 in listening, reading and speaking)
    • PTE-A (60 overall, with at least 60 in writing and speaking, and 58 in listening and reading)
    • DET (115 overall with at least 110 for literacy, comprehension and conversation, and 115 for production)
  • Completion one of RRU's international pathway programs (University Academic Preparation)

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Programs at Royal Roads University (RRU) are unique, and admission requirements vary.  There are more than one way to qualify for admission for RRU programs. RRU have standard and flexible admission options, as well as language support offerings. 

Once you have identified your program of choice, check its specific admission and application requirements for your program of choice. If you have any questions about the admission requirements, contact RRU's enrolment advisor.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Programs at Royal Roads University (RRU) are unique, and admission requirements vary.  There are more than one way to qualify for admission for RRU programs. RRU have standard and flexible admission options, as well as language support offerings. 

Once you have identified your program of choice, check its specific admission and application requirements for your program of choice. If you have any questions about the admission requirements, contact RRU's enrolment advisor.

 

Out-of-Province

Programs at Royal Roads University (RRU) are unique, and admission requirements vary.  There are more than one way to qualify for admission for RRU programs. RRU have standard and flexible admission options, as well as language support offerings. 

Once you have identified your program of choice, check its specific admission and application requirements for your program of choice. If you have any questions about the admission requirements, contact RRU's enrolment advisor.

BC Transfer Student

Royal Roads University (RRU) has transfer agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. Transfer agreements are essentially a pre-approval to transfer credits between institutions, provided you meet all other admission requirements. Click to check transfer agreements currently in place between RRU and other post-secondary institutions. If the post-secondary institution or program you attended isn't included on our list, you may still qualify for admission. Contact an enrolment advisor for more information.

You can also use BC Transfer Guide to search transferability of individual courses taken within BC. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Royal Roads University (RRU) has transfer agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. Transfer agreements are essentially a pre-approval to transfer credits between institutions, provided you meet all other admission requirements. Click to check transfer agreements currently in place between RRU and other post-secondary institutions. If the post-secondary institution or program you attended isn't included on our list, you may still qualify for admission. Contact an enrolment advisor for more information.

Mature Student

Royal Roads University does not have a specific Mature Student admission category. However, Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process may serve the needs of mature students, if you do not have the formal academic training to qualify for your desired program.

International Student

Support for international students are available at Royal Roads University (RRU) whether you are a prospective international student or current international student at RRU. For details about English language requirements click here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy at Royal Roads University. This includes applicants with a complex learning history and for whom documenting their learning is either difficult or complex.

Read more about Flexible Admission

How to Apply

All applicants, domestic, international, standard admission, and flexible admission follow the same application process. The online application form is filled out and the application fee is paid, followed by submission of the appropriate supporting documents. Follow this link to begin the application process.