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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Advocacy and Social Justice Studies

More than ever, the world needs effective leaders like you who are prepared to tackle the complex social challenges that impact our communities, social institutions, global health and environment, and advocate for those who are underrepresented and vulnerable.   

Through the UWW Degree Completion Program, you can channel your commitment to a just and equitable world into a wide range of academic fields and earn your bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies online with a focus in advocacy and social justice studies.  

Program Benefits

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our online courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in sustainability to study farming and justice, to focusing on health and human services advocacy through online health and health management courses. 

Your Future in Advocacy and Social Justice 

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused in advocacy and social justice, you can advance your career in a wide range of fields, including: child advocacy, health advocacy, law, education, social justice education, government, human rights, disability rights, environmental justice, human services, criminal justice, health care, business, non-profit organizations, and more. Advocacy and Social Justice Studies also provides great preparation for graduate school. 

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

You will study social justice with distinguished instructors from a wide range of academic departments, from African American Studies to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. 

To give you an idea of the types of online social justice courses you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.