Description: A great choice for students who are interested in learning how people are influenced by their social world and how they act as its creators. A social science focusing on human relationships in society. You will explore the role of culture, groups, diversity, social issues, social change, and various institutions, such as family, economy, politics, religion, education, media, and health care.
Curriculum: An interdisciplinary major that allows for a significant number of electives, with room for one or more minors, studying abroad, or a possible double major (for example, with criminal justice or psychology).
Optional concentration: Social Work - additional courses in psychology, group work, and introduction to social work
Special programs (providing you meet GPA and other standards):
Study abroad opportunities: You can easily include a study abroad experience during your second, third, or fourth year if you do not pursue the 3+3 law program.
Fieldwork experience: A 6-credit internship is required during your third or fourth year. In your junior year you can apply to an accelerated Law (JD) degree through Western New England University or UMASS Amherst.
Examples of entry-level job opportunities: Community development, mediation, or leadership, Youth program worker, Public administration at local, state, or national level, Human Services
Related graduate school opportunities: Social work, Law, Public Administration
Dr. Laurel Davis-Delano for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-748-3645) or Dr. Susan Joel (email@example.com or 413-748-3349)
How to apply:
- Meet with Dr. Davis-Delano then submit standard change of major application to Dr. Susan Joel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-748-3349, Blake Hall 312) as early as midterm of your first semester