BA Justice Studies


Do you want to create meaningful change in the world? Justice studies offers you a broad education on justice complemented by a solid foundation of liberal arts and social sciences courses that prepare you to promote social, economic and political justice wherever you are.

Program Description

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 in the legal system as well as in wider social contexts, such as in the many social justice issues that occur across countries and cultures. 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.

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.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.



Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:


Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.



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Career Outlook

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
Many graduates go on to law school, graduate school or other professional degree programs.

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:

Corrections Officer


  • Growth: 5.7%
  • Median Salary*: $65,540
  Bright Outlook

Detective Sergeant


  • Growth: 1.1%
  • Median Salary*: $86,940

Forensic Specialist


  • Growth: 1.1%
  • Median Salary*: $86,940

Intelligence Officer


  • Growth: 1.1%
  • Median Salary*: $86,940

Investment Fund Manager


  • Growth: 15.5%
  • Median Salary*: $134,180
  Bright Outlook

Judge


  • Growth: 3.4%
  • Median Salary*: $141,080

Lawyer


  • Growth: 4.0%
  • Median Salary*: $126,930

Mediator


  • Growth: 7.7%
  • Median Salary*: $66,130
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Police Sergeant/Detective


  • Growth: 5.2%
  • Median Salary*: $92,970
  Bright Outlook

Political Analyst


  • Growth: 6.1%
  • Median Salary*: $125,350
  Bright Outlook

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



Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu



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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