As a concentration in the Sociology bachelors’ degree, the Marriage and Family focus provides insight into the dynamic and evolving world of personal relationships. In addition to preparing students for graduate studies in related fields, this undergraduate program provides a foundation to pursue careers in a variety of human service professions, including:
In this program, you’ll be trained to think critically, conduct rigorous research, and understand different points of view–skills valued by today’s employers. You will receive individualized attention to mold your education in line with your interests and passions. We offer a variety of courses and experiential learning opportunities that promote community engagement and help you market your skills for a career or graduate school. Students are also encouraged to perform an internship or volunteer for a local nonprofit organization.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 306,200 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $44,960 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 331
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Marriage and Family concentration includes:
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