Provides students with the ability to develop evidence-based arguments, evaluate and interpret data, use statistical methods and software, conduct research, think critically, and communicate skillfully. A sociology major can lead to many interesting and rewarding careers in areas such as social services, sales/marketing, personnel management, data analysis and social science research.
Bachelor of Arts – Sociology- Criminal Justice Concentration
The criminal justice concentration emphasizes the understanding of society, social problems and human social behavior. This specialization includes courses in criminology, law and society, social problems, principles of sociology, juvenile delinquency, and optional courses in aggression and violence, organized crime, history of crime in America, and racial and ethnic relations.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)for those students who want to learn about and work with adolescents, adults or in all-age fields/settings along with their families.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Early Childhood Development: for those students who want to learn about and work with children, ages 0-8 & their families.
Bachelor of Arts- Behavioral Science
The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science (BABS) is designed to give students the necessary groundwork for entry-level employment in social services or social work, currently one of the fastest-growing fields in the Midwest. It also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology or sociology.
The BASW Program educates students to become professionals in social work. The BASW curriculum provides a professional social work foundation that is transferable to different settings, population groups and problem areas. Students select a curriculum focused in clinical, organizational, community, international and social justice issues with a strong emphasis on service and learning in the community with excellence in scholarship.
The mission of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Purdue University Northwest is to prepare students to provide ethical, research-informed, culturally competent relational mental health services to a diverse range of clients. The program trains students to accomplish this mission by embracing a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training that is informed by the land grant mission of learning, discovery, and engagement.