Truly understanding issues of social justice and taking effective action requires knowledge and skills in areas such as economics, politics, philosophy, education, religion, sociology, and more. OWU's social justice major will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyze social injustices and theorize and work toward positive social change.

About the Major

Ohio Wesleyan's interdisciplinary social justice major brings together coursework, faculty expertise, and practical experience from many fields to help you cultivate the knowledge and skills to analyze social injustices and work toward positive social change. You will develop the knowledge and skills to think critically on the meaning of social justice locally and globally, examine the dynamics of societal conflicts, and analyze social issues from many perspectives.

The major also is highly flexible, allowing you to deeply explore issues related to areas such as race, global feminism, gender, Latin American culture, labor economics, poverty, civil rights, and the environment.

You will supplement your classwork with practical experience in an applied project, and you will have opportunities to explore other cultures through Travel-Learning Courses, Theory-to-Practice Grants, and service-learning projects.

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Graduate Outcomes

Dylan Hays '20

Dylan is enrolled in the Master of Education program at Clemson University, where he is a graduate assistant for community leader development. At OWU he majored in Social Justice and Sociology/Anthropology.


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Elliott Hall
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3835
F 740-368-3644

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Advisor: Paul Dean
Assistant Professor of Sociology-Anthropology
Elliott Hall 312

Academic Assistant: Dawn Wright
Elliott Hall 110