Choose a dual degree in social work and public administration to make a positive impact on communities through the effective performance of government agencies and other public affairs organizations.
Offered through the College of Social Work and the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, this dual degree prepares you to promote the health and well-being of diverse and vulnerable populations by improving organization performance through teaching, research, advocacy, community development and policy analysis.
Earn two degrees and prepare for careers in policy and public affairs with a broader range of knowledge and skills.
Our students have access to internships with state government and other agencies through our location in the capital city.
Gain tools that equip you to make a positive impact on society and advance your career in public service.
What You’ll Study
Understand how public policy affects social issues and how social work shapes public policy. Learn to communicate and interact productively with diverse and changing populations to lead and manage in public administration. Develop skills to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions that can improve the lives of others.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Overseeing operations, managing resources and implementing policies for efficient and effective organizational functioning
Evaluating policies for effectiveness and impact, identify areas for improvement, and inform decision-making
Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Community Developer
- Policy Analyst
- Program Manager
- Grant Writer
- Government Agencies
- Policy Managment
- Advocacy Organization
- Research Organization