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Social Work Launches Unique, Innovative Policy and Justice Certificate Program


Social work students advocate at the Statehouse in Trenton for student loan relief. The Seton Hall Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program recently launched a unique and innovative Social Work Policy and Justice (SWPJ) Certificate Program. No other undergraduate social work program in the country has an offering like it. Open to students from all disciplines, it incorporates an experiential learning component and invites macro-level social justice analysis, reflection, and action to promote social change.

SWPJ Certificate Program participants build knowledge of classical and contemporary theories of justice; develop an understanding of the economic, political, and social systems conducive, or not, to cultivating a just community; gain insight into policy and social justice issues that drive human actions and responses to global challenges; and understand principles of social justice as they relate to topics such inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

Senior Social Work major Lori Zerrusen shares, “In pursuing the Social Work Policy and Justice Certificate, I have been able to see how policy is shaped by, and helps shape, our understanding of social problems in society. Social policies affect every individual. Policy should not be taken lightly or for granted. It is by learning and understanding how social policy is […]

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