Criminal Justice, Family Science, Social Work & Sociology
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Family Science has strong community ties that provide students with numerous and wide-ranging internship and job opportunities at the local and national levels. Faculty are active in their fields, helping students see the practical application of their professions. The department offers majors in each of the afore-mentioned disciplines as well as an associate's degree in criminal justice. Depending on their interests and areas of study, students are prepared to enter careers related to law enforcement; courts and corrections; victim advocacy and assistance; family services and youth programs; family life or parent education programs; leadership roles in church, school, and community; entry-level positions in government or business; and social work. The programs also provide a foundation for graduate study.
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The Department of Psychology features a faculty with diverse training, expertise and teaching styles. The Psychology major is consistently one of the most popular majors at AU. This flexible major provides solid preparation for a variety of careers and graduate programs, and is easily combined as a double major with complementary areas such as Criminal Justice or Christian Ministries. Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. It crosses many disciplines including biology, sociology and religion. Students elect to major or minor in psychology to prepare for working with people.
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