Bachelor of Science
School of Arts and Sciences
The Westminster Justice Studies treat justice as a broad category of ethical, social, institutional and political dimensions. By giving a particular attention to justice in relation to diversity and sustainability, this program is addressed through multiple form of interdisciplinary and critical analysis.
We go beyond conventional studies of crime and justice, we analyze the intersection identities and power structures concerning gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, socioeconomic states, and citizenship status. Westminster prepares students for careers in various fields related to law.
Who It's For
Justice Studies is interdisciplinary, diverse and pluralistic. Today, the socially contested and competitive environment in which law and justice operate requires that people entering the arena possess a solid foundation in the cultural, ethical, historical, legal, social and political aspects of Justice Studies as well as critical, analytical, and communication skills.
Trough this program, students will:
- Exercise personal responsibility, accountability, and decision-making in the conduct of independent research and experiential learning activities such as service learning and internships.
- Communicate ideas, issues, and conclusions through high quality writing and oral presentations that effectively develop critical analysis arguments.
- Demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of social justice and ethics through an examination of diverse theoretical perspectives and texts.
- Apply and critically engage with an existing body of knowledge in their examinations of new questions, problems, and issues.
- Comprehend and critically analyze how methods of inquiry and research techniques are used to create and interpret knowledge in social justice and ethics studies.
- Appreciate the complexity and inter-disciplinary nature of knowledge related to social justice and ethics, and recognize the potential contributions of the other's interpretations and methods.