BS Justice Studies


Do you believe in promoting social, economic and political justice? Are you looking for the tools to create meaningful change in the world? This program is your opportunity to conduct quantitative and analytical research to better understand the complexities of social justice.

Program Description

Justice studies is an innovative social science and liberal arts program examining current social justice issues. Students explore social justice in the context of inequality, race, gender, citizenship, indigeneity or other major contemporary issues.

This program provides a broad approach to understanding justice that includes the legal system and wider social contexts. To provide students with the analytical skills required of today's workforce, the BS degree program offers a social science focus and requires students to enroll in a quantitative data analysis course.

In this program, students use multiple research methodologies to understand social justice issues in diverse settings and working with a variety of people and cultures. The skills gained allow students to create real-world change.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • 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 the knowledge and skills designed to bring social justice concerns to their professional careers. Program graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • advocacy
  • 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:

Advocate


  • Growth: 16.8%
  • Median Salary*: $35,960
  Bright Outlook

Forensic Specialist


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

Fraud Investigator


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Human Resources Manager


  • Growth: 6.3%
  • Median Salary*: $121,220
  Bright Outlook

Intelligence Officer


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

Lawyer


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

Police Sergeant/Detective


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

Political Analyst


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

Social Worker


  • Growth: 11.7%
  • Median Salary*: $48,430
  Bright Outlook

Supply Chain Manager


  • Growth: 3.5%
  • Median Salary*: $96,390

* 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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