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The BA program in community advocacy and social policy focuses on advocacy strategies by exploring, analyzing and comparing social service systems and policies in-depth and from an empowerment perspective. Emphasis will be on examining the needs of individuals, families and communities that have been historically under-served. Policy analysis and social change will be critical themes in developing an advocacy knowledge base, as are the equally important themes of prevention and social well-being. Students complete courses in two core areas: diversity and oppressed populations, and social issues and interventions.
Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)
Public Service and Community Solutions, College of
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Graduates will be prepared for positions in the social services arena including performing basic case management (benefit processing or certification); staffing hotlines or warmlines; referral, recruitment and volunteer coordinator positions; and prevention and education efforts. In addition, advocate positions are part of many organizations such as hospitals and the behavioral health system. This degree will also prepare students to pursue graduate education.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Social Workers, All Other||3.8%||$59,100|
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||8.2%||$41,420|
|Counselors, All Other||11%||$44,830|
|Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary||21.4%||$57,200|
|Farm and Home Management Advisors||10.9%||$46,520|
|Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs||1.6%||$42,200|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||19%||$90,210|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||14.8%||$48,040|
|Healthcare Social Workers||19.3%||$51,930|
|First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||4.2%||$80,930|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||3.6%||$49,060|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||13.9%||$62,440|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||6.2%||$42,120|
|Loss Prevention Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||18.9%||$41,380|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).