Transform Conflict into Opportunities:

Strengthen Relationships, Communities, and Society!

Envision vibrant communities where you can engage in conflict transformation by embracing diverse perspectives, fostering dialogue, and advocating for justice.

Optional: Earn a Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Social Entrepreneurship while pursuing your B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in social justice.

What personalized opportunities await you in our program?

  • Personalized mentoring with dedicated faculty
  • Internships with relevant community organizations
  • Access to guest lectures, workshops, and training opportunities

Am I the right fit to pursue a Sociology degree with a concentration in social justice?

If you're curious, socially conscious, and eager to make a difference, this concentration is for you. Ideal students are leaders, critical thinkers, and empathetic individuals committed to social justice and active learning.

These attitudes and values are integral to this program's philosophy:

  • Curiosity and lifelong learning
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Empathy and leadership
  • Addressing social injustice and racism

Where can you expect to find yourself professionally after graduating?

Graduates are equipped for diverse career paths, including:

  • Law
  • Healthcare
  • Advocacy
  • Policy
  • Education, and more.

What will you learn?

  • Understanding of conflict dynamics
  • Recognition of social injustice, inequality, diversity, and power
  • Application of diverse perspectives for problem-solving
  • Awareness of intersectionality and its implications
  • Knowledge of domestic diversity

What skills will you develop?

  • Conflict mediation and dialogue facilitation
  • Effective communication and writing
  • Interdisciplinary problem-solving
  • Data analysis and research methodologies


      Choose from a range of courses exploring social problems, movements, gender relations, race, law, and more. Additionally, you can select from an approved list of interdisciplinary courses to tailor your learning experience.

      Apply Now to Embark on Your Journey to Fight for Justice & Equity!

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      What courses are available within our program, and how do they contribute to my educational journey?

      Sociology majors with a concentration in Social Justice complete 3 or 4 courses from the list below (for either 9 or 12 elective credit hours):


      Social Justice Concentration students can substitute 1 of the courses on this list to serve as elective toward their sociology degree:

      • ANTH:420 The Anthropology of Food
      • CHFD:401 American Families in Poverty
      • ECON:350 Women and the Economy
      • ECON:320 Labor Market and Social Policy
      • HIST:457 The United States since 1945
      • HIST:469 African-American Women’s History
      • PHIL:365 Environmental Ethics
      • PHIL:324 Social & Political Philosophy
      • PHIL: 327 Law and Morality
      • PSYC:425 Psychology of Hate
      • THEA:476 Theatre and Community Action
      • WMST:480 Feminist Theory