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.
|SOCA 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOCA 207||Marriage and Family||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Gender and Society|
|Sociological Social Psychology|
|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|
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.