Why Choose the Multicultural Relations in the U.S. Minor?
United States society is becoming more diverse. Consequently, the people being hired and promoted in corporate America are those able to understand and adapt to this diversity. Employers seek applicants who are adept at negotiating multiple differences, who can move back and forth across boundaries that normally separate people, and who understand the historical and persistent structural inequalities that threaten communities.
This minor will provide you with a holistic vision of the multicultural realities of America. You will learn practical communication and collaborative skills to function effectively in culturally diverse work environments, and it will give you a broad understanding of the cultural complexity of contemporary America.
This Multicultural Relations in the U.S. minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
ADVISOR: Dr. Richard Griffin
Social Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Dr., ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307