School of Education & Applied Social Sciences

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At Seton Hill, we've been educating people of all ages - and working to create stronger communities - for more than a century. Here, you will enjoy learning from faculty with practical experience in the classroom, in counseling and in community outreach while you gain the skills and the experience necessary for a transformative career.

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Majors in the School of Education and Applied Social Sciences lead to fulfilling careers in:Career Services Graphic

  • Teaching in Public, Private or Parochial Schools
  • Child Care 
  • Preschool & Afterschool Programs
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology

Seton Hill’s award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will work with you and your professors to make career exploration and preparation part of your courses starting in your freshman year. The Center will also help you find the best internships and get started in your dream career. Discover more at

FacultyExpert Faculty 

Professors in the School of Education and Applied Social Sciences have advanced degrees in their fields in addition to practical career experience. Your faculty advisor is perfectly-suited to assist you with everything from choosing courses to deciding on a career path or graduate school. 

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At Seton Hill, you can fulfill all of the academic requirements for teaching certification while earning your degree. 

Child Development Center

NAEYC logoSeton Hill University’s Child Development Center is a preschool for children ages three to five. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Center is under the direction of Seton Hill’s School of Education and Applied Social Sciences. As a student in the Education Department, the Child Development Center can provide you with the opportunity to observe, work and learn in an accredited early childhood environment. 

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Explore the two Departments in the Seton Hill University School of Education & Applied Social Sciences to find specific programs: