Applied Social Sciences
The Department of Applied Social Sciences
Seton Hill’s Department of Applied Social Sciences provides the knowledge and experience needed to have a full and rewarding career helping individuals and communities.
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Degree Programs in Applied Social Sciences
Earn Your Criminal Justice B.A. Through the Adult Degree Program
Your Career in Applied Social Sciences
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong growth in the applied sciences through 2024. Students graduating from the Department of Applied Sciences are prepared for graduate school and a variety of careers, including:
- Behavioral Health & Addictions
- Forensic Social Work
- Law Enforcement
- Medical Social Work
- Private Practice
- Social Services
Seton Hill’s award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will start working with you and your professors as soon as you begin at Seton Hill. Career planning will be a part of what you do in your courses every year, and the Center will also help you to find the best internships and experiential learning opportunities.
In Seton Hill’s Applied Sciences Department, you’ll be learning from experts in their fields, who have practical experience in addition to teaching expertise. Your faculty advisor will also assist you with everything from choosing courses to deciding on a career path or graduate school.
Clubs & Honors Societies
- Project HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Social Work Club
- Phi Alpha National Honor Society, Seton Hill Student Chapter of National Social Work Honor Society
- Psi Chi, International Honors Society in Psychology
- Psychology Club
- Blackburn Center
- Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
- Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau
Recent Internship Sites
- Agencies supporting families & children
- Community corrections
- Jails & prisons
- Mental health services
- Police & sheriff departments
- Probation offices
- Social service agencies
- Substance abuse treatment services
Child Development Center & Center for Marriage and Family Therapy
Seton 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.
The Seton Hill Center for Family Therapy is a community-based mental health center and training site in downtown Greensburg, Pa. Therapy services are provided by the advanced graduate students in Seton Hill's Marriage and Family Therapy Program, under the mentorship of experienced clinicians on the faculty at Seton Hill.