Currently available through the design your degree option -


MST-Concentration in Social Justice and Sociology

Through the Designated Concentration in Social Justice and Sociology (Major) students will have the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights, and a more just world into a career. This interdisciplinary program has been designed to prepare students for the demands of a world where our awareness of inequality and capacity to address social issues have become globally interconnected. Through a variety of courses, chosen from among disciplines in the College of Arts and Science and the College of Health and Human Services, students will receive the theoretical, analytical, and experiential knowledge that will prepare them for advocacy and human rights work with local community organizations, as well as national and international non-governmental organizations, and institutions such as the United Nations. The major in Social Justice is designed to combine a strong theoretical understanding of ideas of social justice with experiential learning through practical application.

Due to the unique nature of Social Justice and the diversity of the fields it connects, the program is structured to give students a solid foundation in Sociology along with the option of customizing their major in order to focus on the issues or areas that most appeal to them. Although the program offers a designated curriculum, selected advisors will work closely with each student, so that his/her interests shape an individual experience as a path to a meaningful future. The flexible nature of the program provides students with the ability to select and complete a variety of minors to complement their Multidisciplinary Studies BA/BS.


TOTAL 51 Credits

CORE:   24 Credits

SOC 101 - or MST 101

MST 401 -

SOC 110  -United States and Global Diversity- 3 (Global)

SOC 220 - Contemporary Social Problems-3

SOC 302- Work Employment and Society (UDI)

SOC 390- Social Stratification and Inequality-3

SOC 465 –Comparative Societies-3 (Global)

SOC 443 –Gender Stratification-3 OR MST 301

Pick Two (6 credits)

AHS 210-Principles of Environmental Health

AHS 220 Public Health Concepts

BIO 455- Humans and the World Environment

ENVI 460 – Conservation and Sustainability of Natural Resources

PHIL 302- Medical Ethics

PHIL 425-Bioethics of Genome Science


Pick Two (6 credits)

GNDR200 – Introduction to Gender Studies-3 E and SR


GNDR450 – Student Activism in Theory and Practice-3 (UDI)

GNDR 301-

ECON 353 Gender and Econ

PHIL 324-Feminist Philosophies


Pick Three (9 credits)-

AFRI 212- African American Cultural Traditions

AFRI 213 Black Am Writers

AFRI 383/ENG 346 Modern Black Am Lit (Lit Studies)

HIST 331- American Workers Fight For Justice

HIST 320 - Comparative Slavery (UDI)

HIST 350:  Democracy as a way of Life (UDI)

HIST 433:  Labor History US

HIST 336-1960”s Counterculture and Protest (UDI)

AFRI 433- Race Nationality

COMM 204 - Media and Society                                          

COMM 416- Cross-Cultural Comm

COMM 428- Media and Identity

ENG 340- Multicultural Am Lit

* Special Topics approved:  HIST 498: Topics: Afri Hist Lit/Memoir/Film (African Women’s History)

HIST 113-Topics (The 70’s) (Immigrant America) (History of Islamic Civ) (Civil Rights Movement)(American Indians)(Comparative Genocide)

Pick Two  (6 credits) Personal and Professional Development

PHIL201- Ethics and the Good Life-3 E And SR

PHIL 303- Ethics and Animals

PHIL 313 - Philosophy of Religion (UDI)

CRM 100 –Individuals, Society and Justice

MKTG 310 – Marketing for Non-Profit & Service Orgs        

RCSM 150- Introduction to Non Profit Leadership and Management

RCSM 440 – Volunteer Management 3 Credits

SWRK 252- Social Welfare and Social Work

CRM 423 -Juvenile Delinquency

CRM 375- Victimology

CRM 431- Community Based Corrections

SOC 469 –Sociology of Sport

SWRK 270 – Ethno-Cultural Issues

HRD 355 – Work Life Integration

MST 101 - Topics

MST 301 – Topics

SOC 400-Individual Studies (Internship)

OR 1 of the Above Plus

RCSM 310 Nonprofit Leadership Practicum I  (1 credit)
RCSM 410 Nonprofit Leadership Practicum II (1 credit)
RCSM 462 Nonprofit Leadership Professional Experience (1 credit)

* students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification are required to work
  300 hours for a nonprofit organization


Pick ONE (3 hrs):

A course in research methods or statistics

PSY 375

SOC 329

SOC 380

SOC 381

MATH 241

ECON 370

AHS 340/AHS 341

PSCI 245

BIO 485

HIST 300

CRM 396

COM 305 Media Research