CWU Social Services degree builds upon your passion to help those in need by providing you with the skills and knowhow. Graduates go on to work for non-profits and governmental agencies where they assist clients experiencing hardship.
Coursework includes hands-on experience; completing service projects, working with non-profit organizations, and developing a broad understanding of professional ethics as it’s related to social casework.
• Significant job growth is expected within the community and social service occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
• A career aimed at improving people’s lives, like those in social services, is gratifying work.
Sociology is the study of why humans do the things they do. Students learn research techniques, creative reasoning, and communication methods—core skills that can translate into a wide variety of careers including in counseling, marketing, criminal justice, or psychology.
About two-thirds of those who said their jobs were closely related to what they had learned as sociology majors were very satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey by the American Sociological Association. Additionally, more than three-quarters of majors said they were very satisfied with their choice of sociology as a major.
• At CWU, studying sociology is a chance to grasp the relationship between history, society and the individual’s life.
• CWU’s McNair Scholars Program pairs students in one-on-one faculty research mentorships and provides guidance through the graduate school application process.
Sociology prepares students by helping them gain important skills in conducting research and analyzing data, communicating thoughtfully and concisely, and practicing critical thinking.
Studying sociology allows you to learn how to look at our society objectively and begin to see how all the pieces fit together, evolve, and change.
Those in the sociology field report high job satisfaction and social workers are in high demand, especially those in healthcare.
Students have excellent opportunities for networking through a number of student organizations including: CWU Sociology Student Club, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology.
CWU students have a wide variety of learning opportunities available including: cooperative education–an integration of classroom study with planned, supervised, and evaluated work experience linked with the students' career goals.
The majors and minors offered through the sociology program support research pertinent to the field and encourage cultural and academic exchange among scholars and students.
Campus Pride selected Central Washington University as one of the top LGBT-friendly schools in the nation in the Campus Pride Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities.
Central Washington University was chosen as the number 2 online college in Washington by bestschools.com. Students interested in earning a degree in social services or sociology can choose the online only option.
Every April the Women’s and Gender Studies Program sponsors a series of events for Women’s History Month, centered on a particular theme.