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Community Studies Minor MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Core (15 credits):
PLSC 121 Amer Gov 1-People and Politics 3
PLSC 122 Amer Gov 2-Policy Making 3
PLSC 251 Public Administration 3
SOCY 341 Community Studies 3
PLSC 411 Urban-Regional Planning 3
Choose one:
GEOG 301 Geog of MI and Great Lakes Reg 3
HIST 301 Racism in the Modern World 3
PLSC 311 American State-Local Govt 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
SOCY 344 World Urban Sociology 3

Why Choose the Community Studies Minor?

The Community Studies minor will enable students to become better informed about the urban and suburban environments where they are most likely to work and live. Suburbs and urban areas are linked. Urban environments are in a process of rebound and the benefits of urban community living need to be clarified to overcome superficial negative attitudes. The Community Studies minor crosses social science disciplines to establish a more comprehensive understanding of community evolution in the United States.

Admission Requirements

The Community Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. The minor is designed to complement any other 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.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in the courses comprising the minor.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

Department of Social Sciences
Ferris State University
Dr. Tony Baker
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2753

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