The multidisciplinary coordinate major in Social Policy & Practice introduces students to problems, policies, and methods in the social policy and welfare field. Students take three core courses in addition to relevant electives. The major is designed to encourage students to explore social policy interests prior to employment or graduate education. It also serves as an excellent pre-professional major for social work, the social sciences, education, law, public health and public policy.
The program requires students to pursue a major in Sociology, Political Science, or Economics in conjunction with Social Policy and Practice. The study of social problems within urban environments related to race, class, poverty, gender, and social justice is emphasized. Additionally, the program encourages students to pursue study abroad opportunities