What Can I Do With A SOWJ Degree?

The major in social welfare and justice gives students the knowledge and experience to work with culturally diverse populations and understand how social justice issues affect various communities.

Career Options

Undergraduates with this degree pursue careers in social service, social policy analysis, mediation and intervention, and social justice advocacy or pursue graduate school. Through our unique internship program and service learning classes, you'll be able to get hands-on experience with local organizations and institutions, such as shelters, health advocacy programs, community centers, domestic abuse services and social service agencies — all experiences that will give you an edge once you're on the job market.

You would like the SOWJ major if you...

  • want to advocate for and promote social and legal justice
  • are passionate about solving social problems
  • want to pursue graduate study in social work
  • are drawn to the service mission of Marquette
  • want to integrate research and practice
  • want to build skills in cross-cultural communication and leadership

Jobs for Social Welfare and Justice Majors

  • Victim/witness advocacy
  • Child welfare
  • Case management
  • Victim services
  • Immigrant integration
  • Community corrections
  • Community organizing
  • Lobbying
  • Public policy

Continue your education (graduate school)

Some graduates of our major in social welfare and justice also go on to graduate school, including at the following institutions:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Washington University
  • UIUC

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