Interested in poverty, inequality and social justice? 

All interested students must now submit an online application to be considered for the minor. Application periods vary based on students’ anticipated graduation year. The Winter application period for the Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice is now open. Please click on this link to complete the online application form, and to verify eligibility requirements.

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 28th by 11:59PM PST.

For questions, please contact the minor’s advisor, Megan Murray ( or Joanne Nowak (

Hoping to pursue these interests through interdisciplinary coursework and concrete efforts to make change?

The new Minor in Poverty, Inequality and Social Justice provides students with the tools to understand the structural and political roots, dynamics and consequences of poverty and inter-sectional inequality; conduct original research; and engage meaningfully in efforts to address poverty through policy, practice and social action. The Minor is offered through the Department of History and is interdisciplinary in scope. It is affiliated with the UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy. 

Core components include a gateway course on poverty, inequality and social justice in historical and global context, three upper division electives chosen from an interdisciplinary range of fields, an internship and a capstone course. Click to view the minor requirements in the general catalog.

Want detailed information on requirements, internships, and FAQs for this minor? Click HERE!

Contact Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator ( for more details. 

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