What Can I Do with a Major in Social Justice Studies?

Social Justice Studies explores connections between the ideals of justice, the realities of injustice, and practical solution sets to bridge the gap between the two. The program does not seek to promote a singular approach to social justice issues but rather to encourage creative and practical thinking from multiple perspectives, with the goal of enhancing students' level of informed citizenship.

Several options exist for the Social Justice Studies major. Students in this program usually seek employment in government or business and some continue their studies in graduate school. Students in this major often assume careers as (or in) the following: activists, human relations workers, NGO workers, human rights groups, workers in environmental organizations, alternative media, human rights groups, political campaigns, religious organizations, international agencies, rights advocates, journalists, and lobbyists.

Career options for Social Justice Studies graduates include**:

  • community organizer
  • public policy analyst
  • conflict resolution specialist
  • political campaigner
  • mediator

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**This is a sample of career options available to Social Justice Studies majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.