Career Opportunities: Beyond Your Bachelor's Degree

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Graduate Education

Social Justice Studies is an excellent choice for students considering graduate study in the social sciences, law, criminology/criminal justice, social work, social welfare, or business (marketing, supply chain management, etc.) The flexibility of the program permits students to tailor their coursework to future graduate or professional goals.

Career Opportunities

Where recent SJS graduates have gone:

  • Congressional internship (Washington, DC)
  • Environmental internship (Washington, DC)
  • Public Allies program
  • AmeriCorps program
  • City Corps program
  • Police officer training
  • Graduate School (law, social work, human resources, sociology, criminal justice)
  • Social services (e.g., rape crisis counseling)
  • Non-profit sector (various entry level jobs)
  • Corporate sector (various entry level jobs)
  • Community Organizing (entry level training)

Mariah Green (Social Justice Studies '14)

Mariah Green

I majored in Social Justice Studies because I wanted to create something, which I later discovered was change. The Social Justice Studies major helped me to understand how systems and power work for and against historically advantaged and disadvantaged groups. It also provided me with the foundation to understand multiple identities and move beyond difference to collaborate with others. Furthermore, providing me with the critical lens to empower communities that have been traditionally marginalized by creating practical and sustainable change. With this perspective, I am well prepared to make the United States' education system more equitable and inclusive.