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What is the Social Work and Sociology program? 

Sociology is the scientific study of social life. It is the exploration of social change and a lens into the complexity of the causes and consequences of human behavior. 

(sources: American Sociological Association) 

Social work is for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers help people cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. You may also help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or social problems. 

(source: National Association of Social Workers)

What will I learn? 

Skills you can list on your resume: 

Conduct Research and Analyze Data:  Learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  This will allow you to recognize trends and patterns and produce social statistics such as those used in market research, opinion polling, sales, and countless other applications 

Communicate Skillfully:  Learn how to convey your ideas effectively in writing and presentations 

Practice Critical Thinking: Learn to look beyond the surface of issues to discover the"why". Build your analytical skills. Solve problems and identify opportunities 

Gain a Global Perspective: Learn about different cultures and how to analyze the interactions of groups and societies through a global and historical perspective  

What can I do with this course of study? 

With a degree, here are just a few career fields you can enter:

     -  Social Services, Counselors, Psychologists 

     -  Management & Marketing 

     -  Teachers, Librarians 

     -  Social Science, Researchers 

     -  Transfer level courses for students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree,
         or who otherwise are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. 

What's special about program? 

Multi-cultural learning opportunities such as courses with an "Internationalized Curriculum" and/or an emphasis on the "Mexican-American Experience" 

Curricula, including selection of textbooks, that promote global awareness in all courses

Service-Learning opportunities in many courses and sections which encourage civic and community responsibility

Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Billimek,

Tina Yarbrough 

Moody Learning Center (MLC 617)