The Poverty Studies and Social Justice minor requires students to complete 18 hours of study. This includes 9 hours of upper-level courses. Students will take courses on the subjects of poverty and social justice from a variety of academic departments. This minor provides students with a broad base of knowledge from different perspectives.
Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study. Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major. Or, they may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Family and Child Studies major with a desire to help those in poverty may minor in Poverty Studies and Social Justice.
Courses a student might take include Introduction to the Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, Social Policy and Service, or Foundations of Social Justice.
For more information, contact Mayla Mize, MSW at Kayla_Mize@baylor.edu.