Social Justice and Human Rights (Minor)

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The minor in social justice and human rights spans the social sciences and humanities to help prepare students to meet the challenges of 21st century issues of social justice and protection of human rights in local, national, international and global contexts.

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Social Justice and Human Rights (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor in social justice and human rights consists of 18 credit hours; nine credit hours of core requirements and nine credit hours of interdisciplinary track coursework. Twelve credit hours must be upper division and twelve credit hours must be taken through courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. All courses used to meet requirements must be completed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Research Methods -- 3 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Tracks -- 9 credit hours
Social Justice and Inequality (Select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Law, Citizenship, Borders (Select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Identity and Place (Select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in social justice and human rights; BA and BS in justice studies

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

Students with this minor are employable in a variety of settings, including refugee resettlement agencies; agencies and shelters supporting survivors of domestic abuse; shelters for migrants, especially for unaccompanied minors; disaster relief agencies; organizations assisting survivors of sex trafficking and human labor trafficking; and agencies assisting veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Possible career opportunities include: fundraising, grant writing, humanitarian aid worker, international governmental organization professional, nongovernmental organization professional or nonprofit agency manager.

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