Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare and Justice Undergraduate Program By Marquette University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

The Social Welfare and Justice major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue successful careers in social service, social policy analysis, mediation and intervention, and social justice advocacy. Through course work, service learning, and internships, students gain understanding of the complexities of a range of social welfare and justice issues and learn the analytic and practical skills needed to develop, evaluate, and transform social welfare and justice policies and services. Students gain competency in the roles, ethics, and values of the social work profession and in the core issue of global human needs and social development. Graduates have the knowledge base to work with culturally diverse groups and understand how social justice issues affect particular communities in specific ways. The major is flexible, allowing students to pursue their specific interests as they develop skills in service, advocacy, and social change that form them as potential leaders in generating positive social justice outcomes. The major also prepares students well for graduate study in social work, law, education, health care, public policy analysis, nonprofit management, social service administration, student affairs and conflict resolution. The major in social welfare and justice consists of a total of 30 credit hours: six required courses (18 credit hours) and four elective courses (12 credit hours) in SOWJ or from the list of approved elective courses listed below in ANTH, CRLS and SOCI. The major also requires 6 credits of social science from one or more of the following programs: Anthropology, Criminology and Law Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

The Social Welfare and Justice major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue successful careers in social service, social policy analysis, mediation and intervention, and social justice advocacy. Through course work, service learning, and internships, students gain understanding of the complexities of a range of social welfare and justice issues and learn the analytic and practical skills needed to develop, evaluate, and transform social welfare and justice policies and services. Students gain competency in the roles, ethics, and values of the social work profession and in the core issue of global human needs and social development. Graduates have the knowledge base to work with culturally diverse groups and understand how social justice issues affect particular communities in specific ways. The major is flexible, allowing students to pursue their specific interests as they develop skills in service, advocacy, and social change that form them as potential leaders in generating positive social justice outcomes. The major also prepares students well for graduate study in social work, law, education, health care, public policy analysis, nonprofit management, social service administration, student affairs and conflict resolution. The major in social welfare and justice consists of a total of 30 credit hours: six required courses (18 credit hours) and four elective courses (12 credit hours) in SOWJ or from the list of approved elective courses listed below in ANTH, CRLS and SOCI. The major also requires 6 credits of social science from one or more of the following programs: Anthropology, Criminology and Law Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
International Students must have the TOEFL score with section scores of at least – Reading: 18, Listening: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 20; IELTS score with section scores of at least – Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5, Writing: 6.0.
Jan-2000

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