Justice Studies


Learn how to create meaningful change by becoming an advocate for social, economic and political justice on a global level. A justice studies minor gives you a broad understanding of the world's justice systems which can complement and empower a variety of majors.



Program Description

The minor program in justice studies is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of the meaning of justice and injustice and in analyzing controversial issues. In addition to the two required core courses, students are able to select electives that align with their specific interests.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No


Contact Information

School of Social Transformation | WILSN 125
SSTadvising@asu.edu | 480-965-7682




Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in justice studies

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor requires a 18 total credit hours. Students will be required to take two specific classes and will then have the option to select four JUS classes as their minor electives.

Required courses: (6)
JUS 105 Introduction to Justice Studies, SB (3) or JUS 305 Principles of Justice Studies, SB (3)
JUS 303 Justice Theory, L (3)

Elective courses: (12)
Students can select any JUS course except JUS 301, JUS 302 or any course listed as a required course.

  • A minimum of nine credit hours must be courses offered by the School of Social Transformation.
  • No pass/fail or noncredit course work may be applied to the minor.
  • Students must receive a minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) for all courses in the minor.
  • Student must meet all course eligibility requirements, including prerequisites.
  • Twelve credit hours must be upper-division.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.





Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.



Program Contact Information

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