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Human Rights & Social Justice

At St. Thomas Aquinas College, many students are passionate about civic engagement, human rights, and social justice. If you embrace these ideals and envision yourself in a career that involves preserving human dignity, addressing critical societal challenges, and advocating for equality for all, a minor in human rights and social justice could be the perfect complement to your education.

Ignite your future by broadening your understanding of human rights and social justice issues and challenging yourself to apply an interdisciplinary approach to identifying problems and creating solutions. This program will prepare you for advanced scholarship and careers aimed at human rights advocacy, such as journalism, law, criminal justice, government policy, and more.

At a glance

  • Undergraduate minor
  • 18 Credits

Common Majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Communication Arts
  • History
  • Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • Visual Art

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Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning

Build your résumé and explore diverse career possibilities through exciting internships, research projects with faculty members, and study abroad experiences. Learn, give back, and have fun by getting involved in your choice of more than 40 student clubs, activities, and community service opportunities.

Career Preparation & Mentoring

Small classes make a big difference to students at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Learn in a supportive academic community of world-class scholars who are set on your success. We will guide you through your college journey and challenge you to reach your full potential so you are prepared to excel in your future career.

Featured Courses

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Career Options

A minor in human rights and social justice prepares students for advanced study and careers in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Education
  • Filmmaking
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Public Policy