< Back to Research College Major & Requirements

Courses for a Degree in Social Justice

Social Justice focuses on creating a more just and equitable world for everyone.

For this major you’ll take lots of social justice classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in social justice.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in social justice:

Social Justice Courses:

  • Introduction to Issues in Social Justice
  • Legal Systems in American Society
  • Diversity and Education
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Gender Politics
  • Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure
  • The Role of Conflict in Social Change
  • Philosophy of Nonviolence
  • The History of Social Justice Movements
  • Anthropology of Race
  • Writing to Change the World
  • Visualizing Human Rights
  • Feminist Activism and Global Health
  • Global Crises and Human Rights
  • Immigration Politics
  • Public Policy and Persuasion
  • Discrimination, Oppression and Diversity

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology