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 and working with a variety of people and cultures. 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, The 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. Program graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • advocacy
  • business
  • economics
  • education
  • human welfare and social work
  • international relations
  • law enforcement and the legal system
  • 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
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Police Identification and Records Officers4.5%$79,970
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 9.6%$69,520
Human Resources Managers9.1%$110,120
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives6.6%$87,910
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14.2%$44,380
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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