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Social Services Administration, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburg, CA, United States
This Chatham University Social Services Administration prepares students interested in social services and social policy for entry level administrative positions at social service agencies and for graduate school in public administration, public health, social work or related fields. 


The administrations of non-profit institutions as well as the impact of social policy on these institutions provide a framework for integrating a foundation of knowledge and skills for a variety of non-profit settings. Students may choose an area of specialization such as criminal justice, or social welfare to focus their elective coursework including an internship. The Bachelor Degree in Social Services Administration is offered by Chatham University.

Social Services Administration (BA) Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the major the student will be able to:

·         Describe the relationship between social policies and social services

·         Define basic principles of management as applied to non-profit settings

·         Identify several effective intervention strategies used in social service agencies

·         Explain how funding sources impact the provision of services

·         Demonstrate the use of professional behavior as an intern in a social service setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses Included:

    ·         Foundations of Business

    ·         Managing Nonprofit Organizations

    ·         General Psychology

    ·         Introduction to Social Work, Social Justice and Social Issues

    ·         Social Welfare and Social Justice

    ·         Internship - Social Services Administration

    ·         Integrative Capstone

    ·         Elementary Statistics

    ·         Statistics and Research Design

    ·         Business Statistics

    ·         Financial Accounting Principles I

    ·         Principles of Finance

    ·         Foundations of Behavioral Research

    ·         Introduction to Criminal Justice

    ·         Juvenile Justice

    ·         Social Welfare: Women and Policy

    ·         Abnormal Behavior

    ·         Practice 1: Interviewing and Assessment with Individuals

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

    Application requirements:

    First-year student admission is for applicants entering directly from high school, without enrolling in prior post-secondary course work (other than courses completed while attending high school).

    First-year student applicants must submit the following:

    ·         Completed application for admission

    ·         Official high school transcripts 

    ·         SAT  or ACT scores

    ·         Essay or writing sample

    ·         One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers. 

    Students may apply using our test optional policy and choose not to submit their standardized test scores at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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