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Why Minor in Social Justice?

Are you interested in integrating socially just practices into your field of study? Do you want to make a real difference in your communities and the world?

The 16-credit Social Justice minor will prepare you to view and approach your work through a social justice lens—how an issue impacts the access, opportunity and equality of an individual’s or communities’ essential economic, political and social rights. Upon completion of this minor, you’ll be able to

  • Analyze the relationship among power, privilege and oppression;
  • Recognize and counter stereotypes, myths, and discriminatory attitudes and practices at the individual and institutional levels;
  • Create strategies to advocate for social, political, legal and economic justice;
  • Facilitate building safe, equitable, sustainable and non-discriminatory communities;
  • Apply ethical principles to social justice practice.

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