Social Justice Certificate

College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the Social Justice Certificate

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of responsibility for one’s community. Any community must address the problem of achieving social justice so it can cope compassionately with social injustices and resolve for this.  Graduates who complete this certificate and those who have experience working with a specific population that is oppressed may have favorable job prospects in the areas of counseling, social welfare, humanitarian careers, victim advocacy, social justice consulting or corrections.

Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCA 354Class, Status and Power3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Sociological Social Psychology
Institutional Racism in America
Deviant Behavior
Critical Ethnic Studies
Public Health
Urbanism and Urbanization
Political Sociology
LGBTQ Studies
Sociology of Education
SOCA 492Internship in Sociology 13
Total Credits15

All SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology internships have to be geared towards the area of the certificate. Students who already have experience in any field may receive credit for the practicum category of the certificates but after submitting the necessary documentation and approval by the department.