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The Social Justice Minor

Students with an interest in the causes and consequence of social injustices can minor in social justice. Students will learn how to analyze social injustices and will apply this knowledge in a required internship.

Social justice minors in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Click here for details about eligibility and submission.

Required Courses for the Minor:
SOC 206, Social Problems
SOC 496, Internship Program

Four electives from this list (three of which must be at the 300 or 400-level):
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology
SOC 202, Introduction to Social Welfare
SOC 211, Sociology of Diversity
SOC 239, Sociology of Happiness
SOC 309, Social Change
SOC 314, Sociology of Gender
SOC 319, Juvenile Justice
SOC 324, Sociology of Immigration
SOC 328, Social Inequality
SOC 331, Wealth and Poverty
SOC 337, Sociology of Punishment
SOC 341, Environment and Society
SOC 360, Political Sociology
SOC 362, Families and Inequality
SOC 363, Families and Public Policy
SOC 378, Social Inequalities & Health
SOC 384, Social Movements
SOC 385, Neighborhoods and Health
SOC 387, Race and Racism
SOC 446, Advanced Topics in Environmental Sociology
SOC 467, Sociology of Social Policy

One of the four electives for the Social Justice Minor may come from this list:
SSC 428, Health Law
SSC 442, Environmental Movements

For more information on how to apply for the minor, please contact Ms. Kelly Crean (, the undergraduate program coordinator.

Apply for the Social Justice Minor here!
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