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Ferris State adding social justice degree program in fall

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 10:29:56-05

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan university next fall will begin offering classes toward a bachelor’s degree in social justice.

The program at Ferris State University will be a collaboration between the colleges of arts and sciences, business and health professions.

Ferris State vice president Bobby Fleischman says the goal is to turn students into “agents of change.”

He said the curriculum will be rooted in history, allowing students to study social movements that had a significant impact on society.

Students will examine the causes and consequences of inequality.

Ferris State is in Big Rapids, 55 miles north of Grand Rapids.