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    Why LSJ?

    We are a supportive intellectual community, where students ask big questions, explore multiple perspectives, and prepare for careers of meaning and purpose.

    Mission and Vision
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    LSJ Welcomes New Chair

    Succeeding Professor Steve Herbert who has chaired the department for the last nine years, Professor Katherine Beckett is excited to continue the strong direction of LSJ in her own way.

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    Alumni Connections

    Our extensive alumni network provides students with meaningful mentorship and support throughout their undergraduate experience.

    Alumni Network
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    LSJ in the Community

    Based on our commitment to social justice and service, LSJ maintains a strong presence in the community through internships, advocacy, and volunteering.

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    Innovative Faculty & Curriculum

    Our faculty expertise spans multiple social science disciplines, cultivating a dynamic curriculum that fuels creativity and critical thinking.

    Meet Our Faculty

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