Community and Justice Studies Minor

Because this program is interdivisional, students who minor in Community Justice Studies may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions. 

The minor requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours. No courses for the minor may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis except for internships that are required to be taken CR/NC. Courses with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*).

Core Courses:

This provides a set of common courses in which students develop a shared framework for understanding privilege, social frameworks, justice, and community change. Take four courses (16 credits):

COMJ 160 - Foundations of Community & Justice Studies
COMJ 270 - Power, Society, and Social Change *
COMJ 460 - Community Organizing and Civic Professionalism *
COMJ 560 - Community and Justice Studies Junior Seminar *


Take two courses (8 credits) within a self-described theme area to be determined with the advisor. Students select 2 courses to tie together a theme of interest to the student in order to develop a deeper understanding of a particular idea, issue, or concept. Possible examples include Community Change and Activism, Public Policy, or Neoliberalism.

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