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

    94%

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