Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Justice Studies, Global Justice and Policy Track, B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  courses 41 Credit Hours
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (core courses and selected track) 41 Credit Hours
  • Electives 28-35 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Justice Studies Major Requirements

Fairness and Responsibility Component Requirement

Take one of the following courses.  Any course not used to fulfill this requirement may be used as elective credit

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Students must select one of the following tracks:

  • Track A. Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Track B. Global Justice and Policy 
  • Track C. Social Justice Engagement

Justice Studies Track B. Global Justice and Policy

This track explores issues of justice in global context. Most prominent among them are questions of security, equity and equality. Courses in this track address the individual, group and state dimensions of these and related issues in a diverse set of policy areas including democratization, cultural identity, developmental, environmental protection, conflict resolution and human rights.

All students in Track B must take JUST 235. Justice in the Global Community  and JUST 237. Dilemmas in Global Justice .

Students select six additional courses from the following. At least four must have a JUST identifier.


Note: Other courses may be substituted with adviser’s and department chair’s consent.

Select six additional courses from the following:

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 Only one course from this option may be counted towards the major; approval for course selection from Justice Studies and the academic unit offering the course is also required.
2 May be taken for elective credit in Track B when the topic is appropriate. Students should seek approval from their adviser or the department head. 

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Total: 9 Credit Hours

Second Year

  • Track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Outside track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Track electives 6 Credit Hours

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Third Year

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 6 Credit Hours


1 Can be counted for General Education, Cluster Three .

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