Social Justice Studies- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall, 513-529-2628.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice Studies (SJS) offers a sociologically-based foundation of knowledge and skills to examine ideals of justice, realities of injustice, and change strategies to bridge the gap between the two.  It prepares students for graduate work, law school, and a broad range of careers in areas including public policy, business, social activism, human services, public health, foreign affairs, and humanitarian relief.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice Studies meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: SJS 165SJS 323, and SJS 470.

Program Requirements

(40 Semester hours)

Core Courses
Select all of the following:
SJS 165Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS 323Social Justice and Change3
SJS 470Social/Political Activism3
Logic, Reasoning, Research Methods3-4
Select one of the following:
Research Methods
Formal Logic
Methods of Social Justice Inquiry
Professional Development2-3
Select one of the following:
Career Development for College Students
Life After Graduation: Careers in Sociology/Social Justice
Select courses from the following to total at least 30 hours:
Introduction to Service-Learning
EMPOWER I: Educational and Economic Justice and Service-Learning
EMPOWER II: The Intersections of Race, Class, and Education
Sociology of Gender
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Stratification
Introduction to the Sociology of Globalization
Environment, Society & Justice
Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights
Related hours10
Pre-approved related areas include:
Black World Studies (BWS)
Community-Based Leadership (CBL)
Comparative Media Studies (CMS)
Disability Studies (DST)
Entrepreneurship (ESP)
Geography (GEO)
International Studies (ITS)
OTR Residency
Sustainability (IES)
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS)
Total Credit Hours40-42