Minor in HSSJ


An HSSJ student in a baseball cap sits in the foreground of a class


The flexible minor in human services and social justice allows students to combine their passion for HSSJ with a major in another department. It is particularly well suited for those who are interested in the nonprofit sector and policy making.

Our minor combines well with many majors, including public health, sustainability, international affairs, peace studies, psychology, business and political science, to name just a few. Students in the minor choose from course options such as Nonprofit Management, The Role of NGOs in International Humanitarian Assistance, Organizing for Social Justice in Human Services and our other exciting service learning courses.



Course Requirements 

Note: HSSJ 3152 and HSSJ 3153 (offered only in the fall semester) must be taken in tandem and must be during the semester in which students are finishing their final HSSJ coursework.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 3 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses. A minimum grade of C- must be achieved in any course that counts toward the minor.

HSSJ 1100Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice
Five elective HSSJ courses (at least 15 credits total), with no more than one course taken at the 1000 level, selected in consultation with the program director.