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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
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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.

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Our world-class faculty is composed of 64 tenure-track and research professors, including:

  • 10 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
  • 7 Fulbright American Scholars
  • 4 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award Winners
  • 4 National Academy of Sciences Members
  • 2 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
  • 1 Carnegie Fellow
  • 1 Ford Foundation Fellow
  • 3 Arizona Board of Regents’ Professors
  • 3 ASU President’s Professors
  • 1 ASU Foundation Professor
  • 1 ASU Centennial Professor
  • 1 ASU Origins Professor

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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:

Example Careers

  • Advocacy
  • Human welfare and social work
  • Law enforcement and the legal system
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Other public service fields

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