Why Major with us?

Our multiple majors are designed for students to 

  • create knowledge with career skills
  • develop critical thinking with ethical values
  • build awareness of the need for multiple perspectives with a commitment to social justice
  • gain experiences for becoming inclusive and equitable community and organizational leaders

Your Career Possibilities

Majoring in any of our programs will prepare you with skills and perspectives for multiple careers in the following sectors of the economy:

  • Non-Profit Sector (Local, National, International): Community Development Organizations (CDOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), International NGOs (INGOs), Trade Unions, and Social Movements focused on racial justice, gender justice, cultural awareness --> as of 2019, there are about 1.54 million non-profit organizations in the USA alone, controbuting about 6% of the GDP; it is estimated that there are tens of millions of international NGOs

  • Government / Public Sector:Various departments within the government focusing on issues impacting communities, youth, race and ethnicity, gender, violence, inequalities such as Human Resources, Labor, Education, Health, Human Services, Agriculture, Housing, Urban Development

  • Corporate / Private Sector: Increasingly private corporations hire graduates with qualitative and quantitative research methods to do experiential modeling, participant observation, usability studies in product development, transform organizational culture

  • Graduate Study and Higher Education sector:An undergraduate degree in any of our programs prepares you to pursue a graduate degree (M.A. or PhD) in the same or related fields which open up opportunities in organizations such as Schools, Colleges, Universities, Research Institutes, Think Tanks; it also prepares you to pursue professional degrees in Education, Law, and Business management (especially non-profit management), or open your own consultancy