Human Services (Social Justice Advocacy Option) Proficiency Certificate



Human Services Social Justice
Social Justice Advocacy Proficiency Certificate


In alignment with the College's mission statement to provide high-quality educational opportunities that promote student success, this program helps students primarily with attaining a job in the advocacy field or social services profession. This certificate is accessible to all students. Furthermore, the certificate contains required courses in social justice advocacy, psychology, and sociology. Due to the nature of working in social services agencies, graduates need college-level writing skills that are helpful in these professional settings. The interdisciplinary focus is the foundation of the program. *Degree holders enrolling in this program can provide official transcripts to demonstrate successful completion of ENG 101, SOC 101, PSY 101, and SOC 260 (or its equivalent) indicating a grade of C or higher for the course (s). In alignment with Strategic Direction 2, the certificate allows students the opportunity to enroll in interdisciplinary classes that support the College's mission in expanding the principles of PACDEI (President's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) for staff, students, and faculty. Furthermore, this program supports Strategic Direction 3, because the certificate allows for graduates to utilize their advocacy knowledge in the workplace and in their respective communities if they choose to be involved in social justice activism.


What jobs can I get with this degree?

  • Environment Science and Protection Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Fundraiser
  • Health Educator
  • Probation Officer/Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Public Interest Attorney
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Survey Researcher



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Contact Information

Denise Rossilli
Coordinator Assistant Professor
71 Sip Avenue (Room L420)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5351