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Social Justice Minor

A biblical understanding of social justice and human rights is crucial. As Christians, we believe that all people were created in the image of God and are equal in His sight. As kingdom workers, we are tasked with bringing Christlike love and kindness to all people regardless of race, beliefs, gender or background.

Degree Type

  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids


As a Cornerstone student, you will take part in an internship or practicum as part of your program. Our team at the office of Career and Life Calling will help you fuel your passion for social issues and connect it to your calling.


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A social justice minor is an effective addition to any program at Cornerstone University. Here are some careers that benefit from an understanding of social justice.


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Of interdisciplinary graduates from the class of 2018 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22 so you have the dedicated attention and support of your professors.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Course List

A minor in social justice allows students to explore the issue of social justice from a biblical perspective, understanding both its theoretical underpinnings as well as its practical applications in a globalizing world. In addition to electives, this minor features the following courses.

CMI-222 Poverty and Justice

This course will equip students for urban ministry in the cities of North America and around the world. With an emphasis on race and class, students will develop a biblical, historical and sociocultural foundation for understanding poverty and justice while engaging different strategies for effective relationships and Christian community development.

PHI-353 Philosophical Ethics

A study of the development of important ethical theories from Greek sources to postmodern concerns.

SOC-243 Social Problems

The study of social problems that are institutional in nature and of policies implemented to alleviate the problems. The course includes a discussion of causes, consequences, and intervention strategies used by private and governmental agencies.

What matters is building lasting relationships with others around me and being stretched to make my mark on this world by bringing glory to my God through the gifts He has given me.

Alex Clausing (’18)


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The Interdisciplinary Studies Division offers programs that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to social justice.

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