Why this program?

You believe in the power of change, and the power of people to make it. You believe that building a more socially and environmentally just world for all takes equal parts strategy, persistence, and vision. You want to move beyond opinions and learn to analyze our social systems and while growing your own sense of purpose. You are ready to mobilize and support movements for justice more than you already do.


What can you do with this degree?

In the march for social justice, there are a myriad of roles one can take. Our graduates go onto to pursue a masters, doctorate, or law school school degree, or work in non-profit organizations, international work, education, and community activism. Some of their careers are listed here:.

  • Labor & Community Organizer
  • Social Researcher
  • Sustainable Community Development Worker
  • Regional and Urban Planner
  • Journalist
  • Legal Mitigator
  • International Aid and Development Worker 
  • Equity & Diversity Officer
  • Communications Strategist
  • Media Planner
  • Public Historian
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Editor

What will this program look like?

Interdisciplinary and immersive, students in this program gain first-hand knowledge and experience on the study of social change. By learning both the theories and skills, learn how to critically analyze, research, collaborate, and participate directly in environmental and social justice work. Integrate global perspectives with hands-on civic engagement. Keep your studies broad, or focus around one specific area of interest, such as Indigenous Studies, Migration Studies, Global Systems, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Justice and Communities, or Law and Policy. Or integrate with one of our accelerated Masters programs such as the Social Justice and Community Organizing program. Study in the classroom and in the field, locally and internationally, through internships and mentorships, and on campaigns and research projects.

Key Program Information

Start Date
January 16, 2024
May 21, 2024 (online students only)

Application Deadlines
December 21, 2023
May 1, 2024 (online students only)

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References
  • Essay

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Social Justice Studies BA degree leads to extensive opportunity. Here are just a few:

  • Labor & Community Organizer
  • Social Researcher
  • Sustainable Community Development Worker
  • Regional and Urban Planner
  • Journalist
  • Legal Mitigator
  • International Aid and Development Worker 
  • Equity & Diversity Officer
  • Communications Strategist
  • Media Planner
  • Public Historian
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Editor

Career Planning

Our student success team works with you to map out a plan that works, for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.