Human rights matter.

With Cornerstone's Social Justice minor, you can explore the issue of social justice from a Biblical perspective. You will develop into a skilled professional able to engage with culture and equipped to mediate healing out of conflict. 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
  • Program Classes

    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

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