The major requires a senior oral examination (0 credits). The interdisciplinary Social Justice track seeks to prepare students to direct their knowledge and skills toward the work of social change. Students will engage in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions of service to others, build a strong foundation of philosophical knowledge and moral deliberation, investigate the causes and consequences of contemporary social issues, and develop skills to be leaders advocating for the advancement of human dignity.
Specified Philosophy Hours
Total 15 specified philosophy hours – 33 total (minimum) with Capstone
Upper-level elective courses will be chosen in consultation with an advisor with the understanding that the topics of these courses will be the basis of research for the student’s capstone project.
60 minimum cumulative required service hours (over 4 years)
25 hours of service must be related to the student’s chosen social issue and capstone project.
Additional hours may include service performed for service-learning courses & student organizations, and service tasks.
25 required service hours and one or more service trips or projects
25 hours of service must be related to the student’s chosen social issue and capstone project. A service trip or project may count toward this requirement if the service is related to the student’s project with approval from Philosophy Department advisors.
35 hours of service can be performed through one or more service trips and projects with approval from Philosophy Department advisors.