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The Social Work and Counseling opens doors to rewarding careers focused on empowering our students to make productive life choices and improve social conditions.
The curriculum at Franklin Pierce University provides a comprehensive understanding of modern society, with a sensitivity toward ethics, diversity and justice. Graduates gain the skills and confidence to succeed in positions in social work, community organizing, health centers, childcare, youth clinics, crisis intervention programs,
rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospices, psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment centers and more.
The liberal arts core at Franklin Pierce University helps Social Work and Counseling majors build skills in communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving and team-based projects. This provides an advantage in today's job market and helps graduates make significant contributions in their careers and in the lives of the individuals, families and communities with whom they work..
Coursework focuses on psychology, child and adolescent development, personality theory, counseling techniques, community organization, and research methods. In addition to required courses that provide a foundational understanding of contemporary issues in social work and counseling, students have the flexibility to choose electives that allow them to specialize and pursue areas of interest. Electives address topics including creative arts therapy, adult development and aging, psychology and the law, theories of domestic violence, abnormal psychology, race relations, U.S. social policy, religion and society, and more.
Most Franklin Pierce University faculty have doctoral degrees in Psychology or Sociology. Their background represents a range of expertise including social psychology, counseling, the family, criminology, social work and behavioral research methods. Small classes allow students to benefit from a wide range of applied faculty experiences.
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