Online Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

ASU’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies online program will enable students to study social justice and learn about the historical, cultural and social forces that shape our society. Students will gain skills needed to create meaning, real-world change through law, policy and social justice.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 07/01/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As a student in the Justice Studies, BS program, you will focus on five core areas of study: citizenship, migration and human rights; globalization, sustainability and economic justice; law, policy and social change; media, technology and culture; and social identities and communities. Courses will explore a wide-variety of topics including racial justice, genocide, serial killers and the way that media, culture, environment, gender and ethnicity impact justice, and you will be equipped with the analytical, research, communication and problem-solving skills required to excel in today’s job market.

In addition to your degree-specific courses, you will also be required to complete 12 upper division credits in a related area. This must be done in consultation with your academic advisor in the School of Social Transformation. As a student with ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must also complete two Science and Society courses, which includes options such as Introduction to Global Health, Technology and Society and Forensic Anthropology.

Featured Courses


JUS 214: The Pursuit of Justice in the 21st Century (SB)


JUS 235: Disability, Justice and Advocacy (C)


JUS 210: Introduction to Ethnic Studies in the U.S. (C)


JUS 301: Research in Justice Studies (SB)


JUS 302: Statistical Analysis for Justice Studies (CS)


JUS 303: Justice Theory (L)


JUS 105: Introduction to Justice Studies (SB)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Forensic Specialist


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Fraud Investigator


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $69,520

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $110,120

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Police Sergeant/Detective


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $87,910

Political Analyst


Growth: 2.8 %
Salary: $115,110

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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