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How long will it take?

Certificate requires 15 credit hours of undergraduate course work.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

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Social Justice Certificate

Increasing inequality, political polarization and the value of diversity in growing numbers of organizations have increased demand for Social Justice professionals in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit institutions, grassroots activist collectives and corporate departments whose work involves subjects like multiculturalism, community outreach and equity.

To provide the skills necessary for such work, the Department of Sociology offers a multi-disciplinary Certificate in Social Justice. This certificate provides specialized curricula to strengthen the candidacy of graduates for post-graduate professional activities concerned with social justice, provides opportunities to apply course material via experience-based learning activities and forms a comprehensive and interdisciplinary field of social justice from relevant courses in various university departments.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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To apply for admittance, email 1) a completed application and 2) a copy of your unofficial Georgia State transcripts to Dgoss5@gsu.edu.

You should declare your interest in the certificate program to your academic adviser. To be eligible, you must have:

  • a minimum 2.5 GPA,
  • completed your first academic years and
  • earned a “B” or better in any of the following courses: SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology, AAS 2010 Introduction to African-American Studies, WGSS 2010 Introduction to Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies or RELS 4030 Introduction to Human Rights.

This Certificate requires 15 credit hours of undergraduate course work. Students must earn a “C” or better in each core course (SOCI 4350 and SOCI 4351).

If a core course is not offered during an academic year, students may petition the Program Director to substitute this requirement with a different course. Additionally, students must take one course from the “Intersectional Justice” listing and two courses in either the “Race & Anticolonial/Gender & Queer Justice” listing or the “Economic, Political and Civic Justice” listing.

For more details, see the course catalog.

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

This Certificate will provide students with subject matter knowledge and critical thinking skills that will improve students’ ability to continue to graduate leve studies. Students will also develop skills through experience-based active learning activities.

Description

Careers

The certificate program prepares students for employment in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit institutions, grassroots activist collectives and corporate departments whose work involves subjects like multiculturalism, community outreach and equity.

Contacts

Program Director
Dr. Desmond Goss
Dgoss5@gsu.edu

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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