Prepare for Real Careers with Associate Degree Programs in Social Justice

With two-year associate degree programs in Social Justice, students experience a blend of academic and work-based training to gain skills, knowledge, and competencies required to enter or advance in social justice professions.

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Pursue a rewarding career promoting human and social justice.

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An Impactful Career

Begin a career working to positively impact issues that affect the community.


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Established transfer agreements allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school.

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Of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in a Social Justice Field?

The two-year associate degree programs in the Social Justice field provide industry-driven skills required to enter or advance in well-paying jobs or plan pathways towards a four-year degree program. Students are able to:

  • Differentiate themselves with workforce-ready skills.
  • Plan a future pathway towards four-year programs.
  • Gain real quantitative skills that translate across in-demand professions in the social justice field.
  • Explore increasing earning potential with marketable skills and knowledge.

Earn an Associate Degree in Social Justice - Select a Major!

When students pursue an associate degree in a Social Justice field at Blue Ridge CTC, they experience comprehensive learning, exposure to fieldwork, plus many elective options to design their degree in their own way.

Prepare for Growing Career Opportunities in the Social Justice Field!

Apart from academics, Blue Ridge CTC helps match students with the best career choices by providing dedicated job search and placement assistance. With an associate degree in a social justice field, students pave their way to career options including:

  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Generalist Paralegal
  • Court Reporter
  • Community health worker
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Recovery Coach
  • Social workers
  • And more!

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Why Choose Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provide access to a range of affordable, flexible two-year associate degree programs in the Social Justice field. Every program is guided by high-quality instruction and career assistance that meets different career goals.

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Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about pursuing a Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in the Social Justice field? We can help!

Associate degree programs in Social Justice costs less than a bachelor’s degree and take about two years to complete. Associate degrees provide workforce-ready skills and knowledge required to enter the profession early or get an edge in a current career. Plus, our programs provide foundational knowledge to pursue four-year programs for continuing education opportunities.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree programs in social justice require 60 credits, which takes about two years to complete when enrolled as a full-time student.
We offer the following associate degree programs in the Social Justice field:
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Services
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degrees in Social Justice do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
Admission requirements to associate degree programs in the Social Justice field include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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