Social Justice is needed now more than ever. For some students, this is a first step to a law degree or a career in social services.
If you think, "this isn't right," that there is a problem in society and you want to make a difference, take a look at our degree or courses. This might be a start to a rewarding career or experience.
Social Justice is a combination of anthropology, economics, psychology, political science and sociology. If you are taking one or many of these classes, you just might already be a quarter of the way to earning a Social Justice degree.
Online, evening and day classes are available. With a degree, you can:
Earn a transferrable degree to a four-year university
- Use it as a pathway to activism, a career in social services or in law
- Classes can be taken out of sequence
Mission College believes in the Equity Framework and encourages students to explore more.
Degrees / Certificates
The following are degrees and certificates in Social Justice
Speakers Who Spoke Out on Campus
Walker is a feminist writer and activist and daughter of Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice WalkerSee the Gallery
Dr. Cornell West
An American philosopher, West focused on the role of race, gender and class in American society.See the Gallery
Dr. Victor Rios
An Oakland native, Rios earned a Masters and Ph.D. from Cal after being surrounded by drugs and gangs and at one point dropping out of schoolSee the Gallery
Dr. Angela Davis
Noted as a Marxist feminist, Davis was born in Alabama, studied in Germany and has focused on the abolition of prisions.See the Gallery
Dr. Cesar Cruz
An undocumented immigrant, Cruz studied at Harvard and Cal and is a gang violence prevention advocate.See the Gallery
Kabotie is a Hopi musician, poet and activist from the Tewa village in Northern New Mexico, who talks freely about the experience of Native Americans.See the Gallery