Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban Communities and Justice

Build a broader justice perspective

You’re deeply concerned about community and justice issues. You have training in law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety or paralegal skills – and you’re ready to be more effective and employable as a problem solver and change agent. AULA’s Urban Communities and Justice major prepares you to understand your environment in new ways so you can make a difference using a combination of local expertise with broader perspectives.

In this program, you’ll explore how oppression, privilege, discrimination, and social and economic disadvantage impact our justice system, gain critical thinking and ethical decision making awareness, and develop leadership strategies to work on social issues within a professional context.

What to expect

Among the requirements for this degree is the expectation for students to take a least 9 units (approximately 3 classes) of the following:

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Management in the Multicultural Workplace
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Social Justice Leadership & Advocacy*
  • Restorative Justice*
  • Performance Selection and Performance Appraisal
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Urban Gangs: Cross Cultural Perspectives*
  • Urban Youth
  • Introduction to Urban Communities & Environment
  • Sustainable Los Angeles: Vision, Practice and Promise
  • Social Theory of the City
  • Autonomy, Sustainability, Justice: Community Organizing in LA
  • Toolkit for Community Leaders
  • Immigrant Experiences in the Global City

*New courses in development. Additionally, elective courses in topics such as human trafficking, forensic psychology, professional ethics, and domestic violence are under consideration.

Community College Scholars Program

Antioch University Los Angeles is proud to announce the Community College Scholars Program, a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students transferring from a community college with whom AULA has an articulation agreement. This opportunity is available if you apply to enter one of Antioch’s bachelor’s programs in Fall 2016, Winter 2017, or Spring 2017. If granted a Community College Scholarship, Antioch will waive the tuition for your first 6 units, a savings of up to $4,000. You are eligible for this scholarship if you have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least 24 transferable semester units at a qualifying community college.

If you meet the criteria above, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who have been enrolled in and completed the community college units within the last four years. Click here for more information.


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  •  90% job placement rate
  • $60,000 median starting income
  • Financial aid available
  • Veteran education benefits available

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