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Justice Studies

Are you interested in the study of law, justice systems and international justice? If so, consider the major in Justice Studies. The faculty are experts in law and legal studies, criminal justice, political science and sociology. They take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, justice systems and international justice.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Officer
  • Contract Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Hearing Officer
  • Investigator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Probation/Parole Officer

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Justice Studies, International Justice Concentration

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA. This concentration will explore global issues of justice to train students for work in a multinational environment.

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BA in Justice Studies, Justice Systems Concentration

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. This concentration examines the relationship between law, justice systems and society in order to teach job related skills with a critical theoretical overview.

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BA in Justice Studies, Paralegal Studies Concentration

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA overall, and a minimum 2.75 major GPA. This concentration offers students a balanced and varied background in theoretical and practical aspects of law which are necessary for work as a legal assistant. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. With the exception of giving legal advice, making court appearances and setting fees, a paralegal may carry out many tasks under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.

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