The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services & Social Justice prepares students to work in governmental agencies, nonprofits, schools, and health centers by utilizing inclusive, socially just and sustainable practices. We achieve this by offering students educational experiences that pair classroom knowledge with community partners in each of our core classes.
About the Program:
- Manage projects at non-profits organizations
- Analyze and apply strategies for non-profits through program evaluations
- Secure financial support for programs (grant writing, fundraising, development)
- Coordinate collaboration between team members and community partners
- Communicate with diverse audiences and communities
- Complete independent research
- Compare and adopt leadership approaches for managing complex projects in diverse environments
- Experience working with community organization in each course (300 total hours)
- Gain skills needed to work in non-profit, government or the private sectors
- Capstone experience leading social change through philanthropy
- Small class sizes that promote a strong sense of student community
- Are you interested in advocacy working with people on issues such as women’s rights, immigration reform, racial equality, workers’ rights, health and safety reform and LGBTQ rights, among others?
- Are interested in pursuing a teaching career ?
- (*GW Teach minor pairs nicely with our program)
- Are you interested in program management?
- Are you interested in working on improving social problems in the fields of education, housing, health, employment, etc. ?
- Are you interested in working in the field of health services?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our program is for you!
Beginning in Fall 2021 there will be changes to the curriculum, to stay up-to date on the curriculum starting in Fall 2021 please view the advising packet below.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
Program-specific curriculum (below).
Achievement of a minimum grade of C- in all courses that count toward the degree.
|HSSJ 1100||Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice|
|SOC 1001||Introduction to Sociology|
|or SOC 1002||The Sociological Imagination|
|HSSJ 1177||Organizing for Social Justice in Human Services|
|HSSJ 2170||Professional Relationships in Human Services|
|HSSJ 2171||Child and Adolescent Development|
|HSSJ 2172||Human Interactions: Adult Development|
|HSSJ 2200||Principles of Ethical Leadership|
|HSSJ 3100W||Program Evaluation|
|HSSJ 3110W||Nonprofit Management|
|HSSJ 4195||Senior Capstone|
|SOC 2101||Social Research Methods|
|SOC 2102||Techniques of Data Analysis|
|Three courses (9 credits) selected from the following:|
|HSSJ 2160||Role of NGOs in International Humanitarian Assistance|
|SOC 2104||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 2135||Youth and Delinquency|
|SOC 2105||Social Problems in American Society|
|SOC 2162||Sociology of the Family|
|SOC 2163||Sociology of Education|
|SOC 2170||Class and Inequality in American Society|
|SOC 2173||Social Movements|
|SOC 2175||Sociology of Sex and Gender|
|SOC 2179||Race and Minority Relations|
|SOC 2189||Special Topics in Criminal Justice|
Note: A student majoring in human service and social justice may not declare a second major or a minor in sociology, or vice versa.