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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Justice Studies, Social Justice Engagement Track, B.A.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours
  • Philosophy course 3 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign language courses (intermediate level required) 1-14 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (core courses and selected tracks) 41 Credit Hours
  • Electives 18-38 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 Any PHIL course except PHIL 120  or PHIL 150 . Consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Arts degree requirements on the Registrar’s website.

Justice Studies Major Requirements

Fairness and Responsibility Component Requirement

Take one of the following courses.  Any course not used to fulfill this requirement may be used as elective credit

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Students must select one of the following tracks:

  • Track A. Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Track B. Global Justice and Policy 
  • Track C. Social Justice Engagement

Justice Studies Track C. Social Justice

This track is designed to investigate what is fair, equitable and just for society. Emphasizing the oppression and liberation of vulnerable, exploited and marginalized populations, this curriculum promotes sustainable and just solutions to social, political and economic problems. 

Students in Track C must take JUST 221. Social Justice Theories  and JUST 223. Social Justice Interventions and Policies .

Students select six additional courses from the following. At least four of the six electives must have a JUST identifier.


Note: Other courses may be substituted with adviser’s and department chair’s consent.

Choose from the following:

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 May be taken for elective credit in Track C when the topic is appropriate. Students should seek approval from their advisers or the department head. 

2 Course is only open to students who are double majoring in psychology .

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Total: 9 Credit Hours

Second Year

  • Track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Outside track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Track electives 6 Credit Hours

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Third Year

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 6 Credit Hours


1 Can be counted for General Education, Cluster Three .

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