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Sociology Applied Family Studies Degree

Family Studies examines the diversity of families and the wide range of needs in today's society. Students develop a knowledge base and skills set to work with people affected by social problems and changing family situations. Students who earn a Sociology Applied Family Studies degree from Walsh University are equipped for a senior-year internship and future employment working with a variety of clients experiencing the effects of divorce/remarriage, abuse, poverty, substance abuse, and grief issues.

Why Walsh?

Strong Base in Sociology. Students benefit from a liberal arts core curriculum, interactive learning environment.

Small Class Sizes. Instead of taking courses in large lecture halls with hundreds of others, Walsh students receive substantial student-professor contact.

Emphasis on Service Learning. Students partner with numerous organizations throughout the region where they work side by side with those in needs to help solve problems or tackle important issues affecting our society.

Research Opportunities. Walsh's School of Behavioral and Health Sciences engages faculty and students in research and in efforts to improve the quality of human and community life.  

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Experiential Learning & Internship Opportunities

In their senior year, Sociology Applied Family Studies majors intern in settings such as non-profit health organizations, elder care agencies, minority services, family services, adoption and foster care agencies and more.

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for careers as:

  • Adoption and Foster Care Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • Life Skills Instructors
  • Outreach Directors
  • Services Coordinators
  • Community Consultants and Planners
  • Adult and Child Protection Advocates
  • After School Program Coordinators
  • Domestic Violence Workers


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