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Social Justice

Major in Social Justice

The social justice program provides students at Merrimack College with the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career.

As a social justice major, you will receive the knowledge to prepare for advocacy and human-rights work within local community organizations and national and international non-governmental organizations (NGO) like the United Nations.

You will develop a strong theoretical understanding of ideas of social justice and participate in experiential learning through practical applications. The major includes a required internship in a community-based organization or NGO.

Due to the unique nature of social justice and the diversity of the fields it connects, you may customize your major. You will work closely with the director of the program and selected advisers. The program is flexible so you may choose to double-major and pursue social concerns while learning other valuable skills and knowledge. 

More Info 

Luis Sáenz de Viguera Erkiaga
Director, Social Justice
Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures