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Undergraduate Social Justice Certificate

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online for 2021–2022

  • Average Course Tuition

    $1,920

  • Courses

    3

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Explore theoretical and practical questions of social, economic, and political rights through a variety of lenses.

You will learn about core themes of social justice in fields of philosophy, economics, the environment, religion, politics, ethics, sociology, or law.

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.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

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:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in an Undergraduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Social Justice Certificate” to explore program courses.

Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $1,920 per 4-credit course ($480 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $2,738 per course
Average Total Cost $5,760