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.
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.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Interdisciplinary Studies
- Degree Type: Minor
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
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
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
of all our traditional undergraduate students from the class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.