All students are encouraged to complete any number of Social Justice Studies courses.
However, those who want to enjoy the full Social Justice experience will have an opportunity
to earn a Social Justice Studies (SJS) Distinction. The SJS Distinction offers students
an opportunity to work more closely with socially-engaged Harper faculty and exposes
students to interdisciplinary approaches to social justice work. Earning the SJS Graduate
Distinction creates a unique advantage for students’ future employment, scholarship
opportunities, and personal development. Through coursework, mentorship, and a Capstone Project, SJS scholars are encouraged to explore opportunities which empower them to become
active participants in their campuses, communities and workplaces.
A student who earns the SJS Distinction will meet the following requirements while
earning their Associate’s degree at Harper:
Graduate Requirements Earns Distinction on Transcript and Diploma
Grade of C or better in 11-12 credit hours of Social Justice Studies coursework
Includes CAP201: Social Transformation Capstone
Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0
Capstone Project (completed in CAP201)
For more information, contact the Social Justice Studies Coordinator: