Justice Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

Justice studies is an innovative social science program examining current social justice issues such as human rights, domestic violence and immigration, against a backdrop of legal systems, law and culture. Students enrolled in the BA program in justice studies also have the opportunity to explore other languages and cultures, giving them the tools needed to communicate and work effectively with people both within and outside the U.S. As so many social justice issues occur across countries and cultures, this 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


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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 and law enforcement
  • 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
Private Detectives and Investigators 10.6%$50,700

* 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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