- Sociology Major
- Law, Justice, and Social Change
- Sociology of Health & Medicine
- Sociology & Social Work
- Major of the Month
- What can I do with a Sociology degree?
- Curriculum and Courses
- Project Community
- Sociology Undergraduate Research Opportunity - SOC 394
- Honors Program
- Sociology Opportunities for Undergraduate Leaders (SOUL)
- Academic Policies and Processes
- Transfer Students and Transfer Credit
- Study Abroad
- Financial Aid Resources
- Writing Awards
LJSC Submajor or Minor
The Law, Justice, and Social Change program offers students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the relationship between legal institutions, inequality, and the capacity of social groups to produce fundamental social change.
Students have the opportunity to pursue either a Law, Justice, and Social Change submajor or a Law, Justice, and Social Change minor.
- The LJSC submajor is an optional part of the Sociology major.
- The LJSC minor is a stand-alone academic minor.
Keep an eye out in our Major/Minor Newsletter for subplan-specific Speakers Series events!
Law, Justice, and Social Change will offer students:
- An understanding of theoretical perspectives on justice and on the connection between law and society
- Frameworks for thinking about legal compliance, deviance, and resistance
- Perspectives for thinking about the relationship between “law on the books” and “law in action”
- Tools for thinking about the relationship between law and social change
- Understandings of the law in international contexts and in regard to human rights issues
- The foundation of theory, methods, and substantive knowledge necessary to develop informed perspectives on criminality, crime policy, and the social consequences of legal punishment
- Tools for understanding the role of social policies in creating and ameliorating inequality
For students interested in career paths such as:
- Public Policy
- Criminal Justice
- Social Work
- Grassroots Social Change