The Social Science program educates students to succeed in a wide variety of fields. The writing, listening and presentation skills emphasized in the program are necessary for leadership in many different areas of employment, including teaching, human services, politics, government and human resources management, sales, marketing, and public relations.
Graduates are able to demonstrate an understanding attitude and sense of responsibility in professional situations, an ability to integrate their social science knowledge with their own social and intellectual growth, and the capability to deal with social relationships in the context of the society in which they exist.
Students must complete an internship as part of the degree. Potential sites include the following: Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace; Allegheny County Department of Human Services; the American Red Cross; Beaver County Children and Youth Services; the Bradley Center; CASA for Kids; Family Behavioral Resources; Forest Green Commons After-School Program; Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council; Mars Home for Youth; Notre Dame College Prep; Outdoor Immersion; Watson Institute; and the Women’s Choice Network.