Social Justice Studies


Social Justice Studies

The Social Justice program will provide students with a deep interdisciplinary understanding of the concepts, theories, and methods related to social injustices based on social class, gender, sexuality, race, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, language, and other statuses in order to create a more equitable society. The program provides a Social Sciences understanding of systemic roots of inequality as well as potential solutions and remedies to social injustices. This program links students to social justice issues in the greater Long Beach community. 


Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T),​ Social Justice Studies

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Community Organizing and Activism, Restorative Justice, Equity Coordinator, Conflict Resolution, Policy/Legal Advocacy, Social Justice, Teaching, Non-Profit Organization, Social Work, Research.


  • Community Health Worker  
  • Community Organizer 
  • Documentary Filmmaker  
  • Fundraiser  
  • Grant Writer  
  • Journalist 
  • Lawyer 
  • Lobbyist
  • Non-Profit Director
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Politician  
  • Researcher  
  • Social Justice Specialist or Consultant  
  • Social Worker 
  • Teacher  
  • Victim Advocate 


Why Major in Social Justice Studies?

The newest and interdisciplinary ADT in the Social Sciences which guarantees transfer into a California State University institution, this program offers core courses in philosophy and sociology as well as electives in a variety of other disciplines. The program features an annual social justice guest speaker. Additionally, the program offers opportunities to connect to local community organizing efforts and social justice organizations.