• Gain applied research (both quantitative and qualitative training) and analytical skills (scientific and statistical fundamentals) to address social issues as critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Ability to design and conduct a research project addressing a social issue that will require data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Have knowledge, awareness, and skills in cultural competency as it relates to unrepresented and marginalized groups through theory, research, community leadership, and public service.
  • Develop communication skills to articulate effectively when addressing an issue, providing contextualization and supporting points for complete understanding of the content and effective analysis of an outcome.
  • Acquire practical experience in professional community settings and gain leadership skills, teamwork, and professional etiquette while understanding organizational structures and behavior.
  • Cultivate an appreciation and ethical responsibility for community investment, action research, and civic engagement.
  • Understand the diverse domains of social policy and be able to apply theoretical knowledge to analyze the impact of policies on marginalized communities.


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