Child and Family Advocacy Certificate

College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate

The child and family advocacy field uniquely meets a human need through interdisciplinary knowledge base that focuses both on prevention and remediation because it seeks to improve overall quality of life. Earning this certificate leads to many new career opportunities in high demand. Students can find careers as mental health counselors and caseworkers at the human services office for  child advocacy, family or victim advocates, community liaisons, family therapists, marriage and family counselors, case management workers, or school counselors. This certificate prepares students for graduate school or certification through State examination.

Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCA 207Marriage and Family3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Gender and Society
Sociological Social Psychology
Deviant Behavior
Childhood and Society
Women and Work
Sociology of Education
Select one of the following:3
Social Welfare as a Social Institution
Internship in Sociology 1
Total Credits15

All SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology internships have to be geared towards the area of the certificate. Students who already have experience in any field may receive credit for the practicum category of the certificates but after submitting the necessary documentation and approval by the department.