Bachelor of Arts – Social Justice & Catholic Studies
4 Year Degree
“More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving… none of us can think we are exempt from concern for the poor and for social justice: ‘Spiritual conversion, the intensity of the love of God and neighbour, zeal for justice and peace, the Gospel meaning of the poor and of poverty, are required of everyone’. I fear that these words too may give rise to commentary or discussion with no real practical effect. That being said, I trust in the openness and readiness of all Christians, and I ask you to seek, as a community, creative ways of accepting this renewed call.”
– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 49 & 201.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice and Catholic Studies (SJCS) explore history, politics, faith, Indigenous culture, society, the arts, and much more. You will choose an emphasis in Social Justice or Catholic Studies. Through an emerging awareness of how these areas of study impact real-world issues, you can positively engage in social justice.
Grounded in the mission of St. Mary’s University to care for the whole person and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, a degree in SJCS offers you an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to making a real difference in the world. By choosing a degree in Social Justice and Catholic Studies, you will be eminently prepared to handle complex problems in both the non-profit and private sectors.
If you are interested in making a difference in your community and working for justice then this degree is for you!
St. Mary’s University is a dynamic, welcoming teaching and research institution. We offer fully accredited, affordable and rigorous degrees that are recognized the world over. We invite you to take this journey with us. We hope that your adventure will be an amazing one, and that you will remain connected to St. Mary’s for a lifetime.