Major in Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services

This concentration is designed for sociology majors interested in careers in community organization and social services, and in preparation for graduate study in social work.

An individualized program will be set up to provide conceptual and practical experiences in human services to prepare students for graduate work or direct entry into the field. Students seeking a specialized human services focus—for example, gerontology— should consult with a sociology faculty member in order to design a program of study.

The human services concentration is highly compatible with majors or minors in other disciplines, such as business, criminal justiceintercultural studies, nursing, psychology, political science, religious studies, speech pathology, or urban studies.

The recommended concentration courses are:

  • SOC 303 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOC 308 Social Services for Children and Adolescents
  • SOC 404 Social Work with Individuals and Families
  • SOC 406 Social Work within Groups and Communities
  • SOC 490 Independent Field Work (subject to site availability) or SOC 492 Independent Study

Students should consult with sociology faculty regarding recommended electives in sociology.

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