Social Justice Studies

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Do you want to make the world a better place?

Social Justice explores the ideals of justice, the realities of injustice, and practical solutions to bridge the gap between the two. In your studies, you'll examine a broad range of issues including economic justice, environmental justice, criminal justice, and fundamental human rights as well as assess solution sets to address social inequalities.

What can you do with Social Justice?

Our majors have gone on to become conflict resolution specialists, community organizers, public policy analysts, and employees in NGOs, human rights groups, alternative media, and environmental organizations - just to name a few. 

Options of Study

  • Major in Social Justice (40 credit hours)
  • Minor in Social Justice (18-20 credit hours)
  • Thematic Sequences (9-10 credit hours)

Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international honor society for sociology. Eligible members must have junior or senior standing, completed at least four courses in sociology (courses cross-listed with sociology are eligible), have an overall grade point average of at least 3.3, and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in their sociology coursework. Contact Dr. Jennifer Bulanda for more information.