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’ll 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): In your junior year you can apply to an accelerated Master of Social Work program, giving you a head start on an MSW degree OR You can apply for the 3+3 Law Program, a partnership with Western New England University's School of Law.
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.
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