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Academic Program Guide

Human Rights & Social Justice

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Fall 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

To complete a major in Human Rights & Social Justice (HRSJ), a student will need 30 hours of coursework with final grades of C minus or better. HRSJ courses are divided into the following two distribution areas: core courses and electives. Majors must complete four (4) core courses (12 credit hours), one of which must be an “Issues & Approaches” course (as included under the list for the Religion major), and six (6) elective courses (18 credit hours).

Students must propose a provisional plan of study, comprised primarily of a list of eligible courses, by the end of their second semester in the major based on the major requirements as listed above and with reference to the lists of approved courses. The undergraduate advisor(s) for the major must approve the plan, understanding that it may change along with department course schedules.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
GE History3
GE Natural Science3
Digital Literacy: CGS2060 or 21003
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
2nd GE mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Foreign Language (semester 1)4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
Foreign Language (semester 2)4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 4
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language (semester 3)4
Major Course3
Major Course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete one (1) HRSJ core course ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Major Course3
Major Course3
Major Course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete a second (2nd) HRSJ core course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Major Course3
Major Course3
Minor Course3
Minor Course or Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a third (3rd) HRSJ core course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Major Course3
Major Course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete final HRSJ core course ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: academic, activist, administrator of a human-rights-related institution or non-governmental organization (NGO), anthropologist, bioethicist, business person, community organizer, editor, ethicist, federal government employee, historian, journalist, human rights advocate/campaigner, human rights educator, human resources manager, human rights lawyer, human rights researcher, immigration lawyer, international lawyer, pastor/religious (bishop, brother, chaplain, imam, minister, nun, priest, rabbi, sister, etc.), philosopher, physician, professor, public administrator, social worker, teacher, theologian, Title IX specialist, United Nations or other international organization employee

Please see this link for further ideas:

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Human Rights & Social Justice Program Guide