Justice Studies (BS)
Accelerated Program

Justice studies examines current social justice issues through analyzing the legal system, law and culture and how these impact society. In the BS degree program in justice studies, students use statistics and quantitative application skills to understand social justice issues in diverse settings. The skills gained allow students to create real-world change and think of innovative ways to combat issues, among other things, of human rights, domestic violence and immigration.

Degree Offered

Justice Studies (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, 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 the knowledge and skills designed to bring social justice concerns to their professional careers. Our graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • advocacy
  • human welfare and social work
  • law enforcement and the legal system
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • other 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
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Social Workers, All Other8.3%$61,980
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 18.1%$80,300
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Training and Development Specialists 11.5%$60,360
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers7%$61,050
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers-7.8%$62,500
Court Reporters3.4%$55,120
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents4.5%$79,970
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 12.5%$60,400
Immigration and Customs Inspectors4.5%$79,970
Police Detectives4.5%$79,970
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$98,350
Environmental Economists 6.3%$102,490
Police Identification and Records Officers4.5%$79,970
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 9.6%$69,520
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs6%$44,400
Social Science Research Assistants4.3%$46,000
Human Resources Managers9.1%$110,120
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
Investment Fund Managers8%$105,610
Investment Underwriters 9.6%$69,520
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates5.6%$133,840
Labor Relations Specialists-7.7%$63,200
Judicial Law Clerks5.5%$51,330
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 12.3%$104,910
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
Healthcare Social Workers 20.1%$54,870
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives6.6%$87,910
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$81,430
Private Detectives and Investigators 10.6%$50,700
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Risk Management Specialists 9.6%$69,520
Security Managers8%$105,610
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 9.9%$64,370
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14.2%$44,380
Loss Prevention Managers8%$105,610
Supply Chain Managers 8%$105,610

* 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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