Social Justice

"From sex trafficking to pure water initiatives, we want to make sure our students are prepared to impact every situation with a hurt or need around the globe."

— Dr. Ken Weed, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

The Social Justice Major provides students with skills and abilities to integrate faith, culture, economics and politics to promote healing and advocate for social justice at both an individual and societal level. Graduates are equipped to utilize public policy, business acumen and education to effect change. This program offers two pathways: a pre-law emphasis to graduate school or a business emphasis into a career promoting healing through supportive, often non-profit, organizations.

Social Justice graduates find value in developing community wholeness through cultivating collaborative solutions to complex problems through a variety of strategies including the following:

  • Engaging in action-oriented research to develop, assess and implement community-based solutions
  • Building collaborative community relationships with a variety of groups and organizations to address community needs
  • Providing ideas, tools and strategies to organizations addressing social problems including exploitation and victimization
  • Working with marginalized people assisting them to find value as children of God

Career Opportunities

Social justice majors have pursued careers in legislative advocacy, politics, government service, human services, human rights and peace organizations, adoption agencies, education, community organizations, international outreaches and global ministries.

Clubs and Organizations

  • Psi Chi Rho
  • The ORU Social Work Club
Degree Plan

For more information, contact the Behavioral Sciences department 918-495-6534

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Phone: 918.495.6518
Toll free: 800.678.8876
Fax Number: 918.495.6222