Community advocacy and social policy, B.A.

The BA 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 underserved. 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.

Career opportunities

  • social services and case management
  • volunteer coordinators
  • hospital and behavioral health advocates

Student opportunities

  • focus areas in diversity and oppressed populations, and social issues and interventions
  • offered in-person or fully online
  • prepare to pursue a graduate education