Human rights matter.

The Social Justice minor allows you to explore the issue of social justice from a Biblical perspective. It is designed to develop skilled professionals who engage with culture and are equipped to contribute to God's redemptive purposes in the world through vocation. Graduating with a Social Justice minor prepares you to find new ways to put your faith into professional practice within and beyond conventional ministry, non-profit, and social work related avenues.

Program Outcomes

A minor in Social Justice prepares you to:

  • Identify the foundational ideas that ground social justice in the biblical narrative.
  • Formulate an interdisciplinary Christian explanation of the central issues of social justice.
  • Demonstrate concern for working out the biblical call "to do justice" in contemporary social contexts.
  • Judge the appropriateness and faithfulness of particular responses to issues of injustice.
  • Generate a plan of action or set of guidelines that help your community to address a specific issue of social justice.
  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Degree Type: Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids

    Career Opportunities

    A minor in social justice—paired with a bachelor's degree—prepares you for a range of career options.

    • Legislative advocacy or adoption agencies
    • Community organizations
    • Education or human rights
    • Government or human services
    • International outreach and ministries
    • Enforcement, law and politics
  • Relevant Course Work

    A minor in social justice requires 18 credit hours, including nine credit hours of elective courses.

    • CMI-222: Poverty and Justice
    • PHI-353: Philosophical Ethics
    • SOC-243: Social Problems

    Job and Graduate School Placement Rate


    of all our traditional undergraduate students from the class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.