Justice Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

Justice studies is an innovative social science and liberal arts program that examines contemporary social justice in a variety of contexts, including inequality, race, gender, citizenship, indigeneity and other significant areas.

This program provides a broad approach to understanding justice including the legal system as well as wider social contexts. The BA program provides students the kind of broader perspective required in today's workforce, through a liberal arts focus and the requirement to enroll in language courses.

As so many social justice issues occur across countries and cultures, this program equips students with a dynamic knowledge of the world's justice systems and gives them the skills to create meaningful, real-world change.

Degree Offered

Justice Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

Justice Studies Accelerated BA or BS/MS Program

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Many graduates go on to law school, graduate school or other professional degree programs. Students emerge from this program with knowledge and skills designed to bring social justice concerns to their professional careers. Program graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • administration
  • business
  • economics
  • education
  • human welfare and social work
  • international relations
  • law
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • politics
  • public service fields

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers7%$61,050
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents4.5%$79,970
Police Identification and Records Officers4.5%$79,970
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
Investment Fund Managers8%$105,610
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates5.6%$133,840
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives6.6%$87,910
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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