Online Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies
Are you interested in social transformation as related to your career or personal life? Through your pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in justice studies online, you’ll conduct advanced research into historical, cultural, economic and sociopolitical forces that impact social justice. You’ll also explore timely and relevant topics with award-winning faculty.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a justice studies major?
This is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on social justice and the forces that impact our society. You'll evaluate concepts of justice related to legal, governmental and societal institutions, as well as broader social dynamics. You’ll also work alongside dedicated professors to rethink the framing of justice issues while centering on the experiences of diverse communities.
Through your coursework, you’ll explore the impact of the following factors on justice:
- Socioeconomic status.
The topics covered in this justice studies program
This program incorporates a range of topics beyond the legal system, including global and local politics, the economy, community organization and activism. You’ll also conduct an in-depth analysis of how justice is perceived, promoted and undermined.
The five core areas of study for a justice studies major are:
Justice studies courses
Your coursework will focus on theory and research that allow you to understand the social dynamics of justice. You may also choose electives that are relevant to your interests, such as disability justice and advocacy, human rights, environmental justice, immigration and more.
JUS 301: Research in Justice Studies
JUS 302: Statistical Analysis for Justice Studies (CS)
JUS 303: Justice Theory (L)
JUS 105: Introduction to Justice Studies (SB)
JUS 210: Introduction to Ethnic Studies in the U.S. (C)
JUS 235: Disability, Justice and Advocacy (C)
JUS 214: The Pursuit of Justice in the 21st Century (SB)
The jobs a justice studies major is prepared for
Beyond the legal field, justice studies majors are prepared for careers in a variety of areas, such as economics, education, politics, public service and more. Potential career paths for graduates include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
A community of dedicated peers
The School of Social Transformation focuses on transformational knowledge across society. This includes creative research approaches to themes and questions embedded in broader historical, social, political, geographic and cultural contexts. We prepare our students to be informed members of the public. Our graduates are interdisciplinary, team-oriented, real-world problem-solvers that can thrive in any environment, career or pursuit.