Why Choose a Public Advocacy Minor?
In the workplace or in the community, we are faced with issues that require people to take a position and to advocate for better solutions. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers, but especially for careers in law, government and social services. The ability to advocate appropriately and effectively for personal needs contributes to life satisfaction. Students select elective courses from an array of disciplines to build a knowledge base for the workplace or community for which they will advocate.
This Public Advocacy minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University pursing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a B.S. in Applied Speech Communication. This minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students should choose courses carefully to avoid excessive overlap with their major or second minor. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
Students desiring to complete this minor should file an official declaration with the minor advisor as soon as possible, and meet with that advisor regularly throughout their college experience. An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. The Public Advocacy minor requires a minimum of 18 credits of course work in communication, nine of which are at the 300 level or above, and a minimum 2.0 grade average in all communication course work comprising the minor. Also, 50% of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
More InformationAdvisor: Dr. Stephanie ThomsonPhone: 231-591-3504Email: StephanieThomson@ferris.edu Department of HumanitiesFerris State University1009 Campus Drive, JOH 119Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280Phone: 231-591-3675
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Public Advocacy Minor - 18 Credits