This College is Finally Offering 'Real-World Learning' in the Form of a Social Justice Degree!

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Actual header image from the “Social Justice” degree page of the college website.

If you ever wanted to be a professional, certified, degreed Social Justice Warrior, that dream is now possible, thanks to the educational geniuses at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.


That’s right, you can now get your degree in Social Justice. Seriously.

But don’t wait for me to explain, read it right from the school itself:

Why Study Social Justice?
Our social justice program offers majors the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career.

As a social justice major, you will receive the knowledge to prepare for advocacy and human-rights work within local community organizations and national and international non-governmental organizations like the United Nations. You will develop a strong theoretical understanding of ideas of social justice and participate in real-world learning in the field.

Why Social Justice at Merrimack?

  • Flexible program means you may customize your major or choose to double-major.
  • Required internship in a community-based organization or non-governmental organization provides hands-on learning.
  • Annual Social Justice Week lets you get involved in on-campus initiatives to address inequality.

I love that last one. They are literally offering you a degree in protesting your own school and fellow students ON CAMPUS. You have to admit, that’s darn convenient.

Campus Reform brought attention to the program this week, and expanded on the social justice week:


Alongside the program, the institution also promotes its “Annual Social Justice Week” that lets undergraduates “get involved in on-campus initiatives to address inequality.”

According to the official website, “Social Justice Week started in 2013 with the goal of introducing social justice issues to the Merrimack College campus.”

Since that time, the college has hosted dozens of activities and events on campus including workshops, film screenings, lectures, theater projects, and more.

“Real world” is a gutsy phrase for this college to use in the description of what is essentially a degree program in being an obnoxious, loudmouth drain on society. If there is anything less “real world” than the preposterously named “social justice” movement, the actual real world has yet to encounter and mock it.

Snowflake academy. They really made it. Unbelievable.

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