Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences

The Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences provides support courses for all undergraduate programs at Prairie View A&M University. In addition to offering degree programs in history, political science, sociology, and social work, the Division  houses two support areas – geography and philosophy. The four degree programs help prepare students for a variety of career options or admission into a graduate or professional school.

The Division offers a graduate program in sociology that is designed to develop professional sociologists who are broadly educated in substantive areas of sociology and well trained in theory and methods. The Master of Arts degree program in sociology provides a curriculum that enables students to analyze, critically evaluate and engage in the discovery of solutions to problems that evolve from patterns of human social interaction. The graduate program prepares students for advanced study (e.g., Ph.D.) in sociology, criminology, law, and social welfare.

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Academic Programs

Our students are our best resource. The Division of Social Work, Behavioral, and Political Sciences offers four undergraduate degrees and one graduate program.

SWBPS Faculty

Faculty

Faculty advise many student organizations, help with undergraduate and graduate research projects, and have accompanied students on study abroad trips.

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Honor Societies and Clubs

Students have the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests, network with leaders in their fields, and develop professionally.

G.R. Woolfolk Social & Political Science Building

Mailing Address

Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences
P.O. Box 519 – Mailstop 2203
Prairie View, TX 77446-2203

Physical Address

Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences
G.R. Woolfolk Social & Political Science Building, Suite 102
Telephone: (936) 261-3200
Fax: (936) 261-3229

Social Work Office
W.R. Banks Building, Suite 231
Telephone: (936) 261-1670

Department Head

Dr. Walle Engedayehu
Associate Professor and Division Head
waengedayehu@pvamu.edu