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Law, Government, and Global and Public Policy

Social Justice

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

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Social Justice explores connections between the ideals of justice, the realities of injustice, and practical solutions to bridge the two. Courses offer a sociologically based foundation of knowledge and skills in social values and social change. You’re encouraged to draw from diverse perspectives to become a more informed citizen.

Contact Info

Ryan Gunderson, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Sociology and Gerontology

375 Upham Hall

100 Bishop Circle

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

Several options exist for the Social Justice major. Students in this program usually seek employment in government or business and some continue their studies in graduate school. Students in this major often assume careers as (or in) the following: activists, community organizers, public policy analysts, conflict resolution specialists, human relations workers, NGO workers, human rights groups, political campaigners, workers in environmental organizations, alternative media, human rights groups, political campaigns, religious organizations, international agencies, mediators, rights advocates, journalists, lobbyists, and community organizers.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


John Steele
  • Recipient of the Rangel Fellowship, John earned a master’s degree in security policy from George Washington University and in 2019 was deployed to Angola as a public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Department of State.

    John Steele ’14
    Diplomat, U.S. Department of State

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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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