Social Justice and Community Studies Program
Information for Prospective Students
Why study Social Justice?
The Social Justice & Community Studies Major, Honours and Minor Programs offer students the intersectional knowledge necessary for problem solving, organizational work, and public deliberation in a range of complex social issues and will prepare students and professionals for a wide variety of future opportunities.
The Saint Mary’s approach
Studying Social Justice & Community Studies at Saint Mary's University offers students and professionals strong interdisciplinary training to promote social responsibility. It does this by fostering intersectional knowledge and community engagement around issues including: gender and sexuality, Indigenous-settler relations, settler colonialism, citizenship and migration status, urban politics and histories, and social organizing and organizational theory.
The goal is to build stronger institutional and community relationships with and between diverse Indigenous peoples, African Nova Scotians, immigrant peoples, and historically settled white Nova Scotians and Canadians. Among the key ways in which SJCS at Saint Mary's University builds intersectional knowledge and relationships is by fostering mutual engagement between community members, the university, and the city, and mobilizing social justice and community work on and off campus.
Sample Courses in the Social Justice & Community Studies Major:
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Future career opportunities:
- Researcher or Policy analyst
- Social worker or Counselor
- Politician or Policy Analyst
- Governmental or non-governmental employee
- Socially responsible scientist or business owner
- Lawyer or legal advocate