Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the Justice Studies Department began offering its full major at the new El Centro campus, located at 3390 N. Avondale in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.  All courses required to complete the major will be offered at least once every two years, plus we will offer at least seven different electives every two years.

At El Centro, students can declare Justice Studies as their major, as well as any of our minors, and have access to Justice Studies advising.


Justice Studies courses that will be offered at El Centro during the 2015-2016 academic year will be:

Fall 2015

  • JUST 101 Introduction to Social Justice (the first course required for a Justice Studies major)
  • JUST 109 First Year Experience: Justice in Chicago (for incoming freshmen students only)
  • JUST 201 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (required for Criminology minors)
  • JUST 301 Theories of Justice and Social Change (required for Justice Studies majors)
  • JUST 319 Latinos/as and the Criminal Justice System
  • JUST 323/CAST 301 Introduction to Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) (required for CAST minor)
  • JUST 324 Women as Political Prisoners

Program Contact Information:

For more information about Justice Studies at El Centro, contact Dr. Shelley Bannister at (773) 442-5953 on the Main Campus.