What You'll Learn
- Explore classical and contemporary theories of justice.
- Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic, and cultural systems that contribute to existing societal disparities.
- Critically examine constructions of gender, race, and class, among others.
- Gain insight into factors that contribute to inequities in diverse societies and efforts to create equitable societies.
- Understand the principles of social justice as they relate to topics such as education, government, health, media, and religion.
Earning Your Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete three certificate courses for undergraduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The undergraduate certificate in social justice requires three courses or 12 credits. You may choose any three courses from the social justice undergraduate certificate course group.
Courses taken before the Fall 2020 semester do not apply toward this certificate.
Ready to take the next step?
You can enroll in your first course in the:
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Search For Courses
To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:
- Under Search Classes, scroll to Harvard Extension Degree, Certificate, and Premedical Course Search.
- Select Undergraduate Certificates.
- Choose Undergraduate Social Justice Certificate to explore program courses.
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2022–23 rate)||$1,980 per 4-credit course ($495 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$2,738 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$5,940|