Online Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies
Are you passionate about social justice? The Bachelor of Arts in justice studies degree takes an in-depth look at the ever-evolving nature of justice from multiple academic perspectives. You'll prepare for a career in law, government, politics, education and more.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a justice studies degree?
A Bachelor of Arts in justice studies is a social science-based undergraduate program that examines justice and social inquiry from diverse perspectives. As a justice studies major, you’ll analyze how the definition of justice changes based on classical, contemporary, domestic and global contexts.
Our justice studies degree is ideal for students who want to understand what justice is and how to achieve it. If you're interested in justice studies, you likely have a desire to drive social transformation.
What kind of skills will I learn in justice studies?
As the country grapples with a massive public reaction to longstanding and current day racism, the justice studies degree provides students with tools to understand and achieve justice in the U.S.
The justice studies curriculum includes classic and contemporary philosophies and theories of justice. You’ll gain a broad foundation in social science, humanities and more to be successful in many areas. Our justice studies degree deosn't have a specific or narrow career path. You'll develop valuable, transferable skills, such as critical thinking, oral and written communication, collaboration, digital technology and intercultural fluency. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE®) defines these skills as key competencies of career readiness.
Justice studies courses
Our justice studies courses run the gamut from justice theories to social inquiry. You’ll explore legal and social philosophies of justice while learning new methods for conducting justice studies research. You can also take a range of justice studies electives, such as justice-seeking organizations, ethnic studies and disability rights.
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)
JUS 105: Introduction to Justice Studies (SB)
JUS 301: Research in Justice Studies (SB)
JUS 303: Justice Theory (L)
What can I do with a justice studies degree?
As a graduate in this program, you’ll have a diverse range of opportunities and outcomes for a justice studies career. Our students are prepared for jobs in law, government, politics, education, community-based works and more. For instance, one of our justice studies alumni continued her education, earned a doctorate and now serves as a U.S. senator.
Justice studies requirements
You are considered a first-year student 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).
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