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Sociology

Social Welfare

The courses within the social welfare concentration explore both the history and evolution of social welfare programs and the development of social work and other helping professions that practice in the community.

Building on psychological and sociological theory, the courses afford students the opportunity to see theory in practice and for those who take the field experience, they work for a year in a social agency with staff in clinical situations and develop beginning skills that can help them in entry level positions if they seek work in human services.

Most students who complete the sequence find the experience to be a strong first step toward beginning a career in professions such as Social Work. Many choose to go on to graduate training in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field. Recent graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at the University of Chicago, the University of Pittsburgh, Loyola University, University of Maryland, Salisbury University, American University and others.

Learn about internships in social welfare.