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Democracy and Justice Studies Careers

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Transform your passion into a profession.

As a college student, the dreaded question at every family event is, "What are your plans after college?" This happens no matter what your major is. But don’t worry – as a democracy and justice studies major, you can make change in your community and earn a rewarding career.

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Careers in Democracy & Justice Studies

With a degree in democracy and justice studies, you can work in law and criminal justice, politics and government, non-profit and advocacy work, and community organizing, among others. Some of our recent graduates have gotten jobs such as:

  • Attorney
  • Police Officer
  • Community and Labor Organizer
  • Victim Advocate
  • District Outreach Representative
  • Bilingual Reproductive Health Assistant
  • Campaign Manager
  • Rapid Rehousing Program Advocate

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Where You'll Work

If you're interested in studying democracy and justice studies but have no idea where it'll take you after graduation, we are here to help! Graduates work in a variety of fields like:

  • Business
  • Community Organizing
  • Domestic and International Development
  • Education
  • Immigration Law and Advocacy Work
  • Journalism
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Library and Informational Sciences
  • Museum and Cultural Administration
  • Philanthropy
  • Non-profit and Advocacy Work
  • Politics and Government
  • Public and Social Service Professions
  • Religion and Theology
Jordyn Gaurkee

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“...two months into my first year of college I was sexually assaulted by another cadet in the [ROTC] program. Since then my life has been on a different path, but for the better. It hasn’t been easy, but I am doing what I can to help those who have been through similar situations. ...In the future, I hope to continue my advocacy for those who have been through similar situations by becoming a lawyer. ”

Jordyn Gaurkee ’20
Democracy and Justice Studies

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