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Certificate in Citizenship & Social Justice

The undergraduate Certificate in Citizenship and Social Justice is an interdisciplinary program, focusing on contemporary social issues, that prepares students to be effective citizens—civic agents of change for the common good.  The certificate program includes both coursework and co-curricular public work. 

The market-ready skills honed by the certificate in Citizenship & Social Justice open many opportunities, both locally and outside the region. For those interested in the public sector, there are openings in local, state, and federal governmental agencies, as well as educational institutions.  Regarding private-sector work, organizations and businesses are increasingly interested in students with empathetic listening skills resulting in successful social media and other marketing campaigns, consulting, and entrepreneurship endeavors.


CSJ 200:  Introduction to Social Justice

PS 275: Introduction to Citizenship

SOCL 312:  Collective Behavior & Social Movements

PS 375:  Political Campaign Management



CSJ 499:  Capstone in Citizenship & Social Justice

CRIM 439:  Internship in Criminology

PS 403:  Field Studies in Politics

PS 405 Washington Internship and Academic Seminars

SOCL 494:  Internship in Sociology

AFAM 190:  Introduction to AFAM

AFAM/HIST 329:  Black Intellectual History

AFAM/HIST 343:  Communities of Struggle

ANTH 360: Applied Anthropology

CSJ 301:  Seminar in Social Justice

CSJ 435:  Reimagining Citizenship

DCS 300:  Public Problem Solving

FLK 330:  Cultural Connections/Diversity

GWS 200:  Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

HON 251:  Citizen & Self

PHIL 103:  The Committed Life

PHIL 323:  Social Ethics

PS 110:  American National Government

PS 338:  Government & Ethics

SOCL 240:  Global Social Problems

SOCL 362:  Race, Class, and Gender

SOCL 452:  Social Change

SWRK 300:  Diversity and Social Welfare

SWRK 395:  Social Welfare Policy & Issues



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