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spacerSocial Justice Specialization

True to the mission, and founding principles of St. Thomas Aquinas College, the Social Justice Specialization allows students to concentrate on a variety of issues related to social and economic equality and human rights.  Students majoring in this area will be better able to understand the problems associated with disparity related to class, race, ethnicity, and gender, and will be prepared to work toward ameliorating the negative effects of inequality.

Program Focus and Mission
All humans are faced with social systems and behavioral practices that distribute advantages and responsibilities in disproportionate ways, or that serve the interests of some at the expense of others.  The Social Justice specialization will provide students with the intellectual tools necessary to evaluate critically the nature of such social systems and practices. 

Social Justice at STAC
Many students at St. Thomas Aquinas College are inherently interested in the topics and concerns that are part of the serious study of Social Justice.  In fact, one of the most popular extracurricular student organizations on campus is the Spartan Volunteers, a group of students who put the theories of this major into practice by participating in many socially motivated activities, including Midnight Run.  So, if you are interested in coming to STAC to major in Social Justice, and to make a difference in the world, there are already people waiting for you to join them.

Careers in Social Justice
Unfortunately, we are living in a time when there is a great need for Social Justice majors – and so there are many opportunities for employment in religious and secular non-profits and in local, state, and federal governments.

For more information on what kinds of careers are related to this major, please visit our Career Services web page, or visit the following sites:

Major Requirements


Dr. David Keppler, Professor of Philosophy 
Dr. Craig Martin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
Dr. Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies


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