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 degrees in History, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work, the Division also houses two support areas – Geography and Philosophy. The four undergraduate degree programs help prepare students to pursue a variety of career options, including urban and regional planning, social work practice, human services, public administration, international affairs, public policy, law enforcement, and legal studies. In addition, the Division offers courses designed for teacher certification in Social Studies.

The Division also 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 offers a curriculum that enables students to analyze, critically evaluate and engage in the planning 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.

Faculty in the Division offer courses to meet many of the core curriculum requirements and offer several popular undergraduate minors.  Minors range from 18 credits to 21 credits and are designed to give students an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences to augment their degrees.  Any major on campus is welcome to apply for a minor in our Division.

Faculty in the Division advise several student groups.  The Social Work Action Club conducts many hours of community service to prepare members for their professions.  The Sociology Club regularly conducts programming on social issues and matters of public policy.  The Web Society provides opportunities for students to study Texas history and conducts fields trips to local and regional sites.  The United Nations Association is active on campus in promoting international affairs and attends the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, NY.  There are numerous honor societies to support scholastic achievement in our disciplines and many of our students are in key leadership positions in Student Government, ROTC, and Greek Life.

GR Woolfolk Building on PVAMU Main Campus

The Division’s main office is housed in the historic Woolfolk Building in the center of campus. The Social Work Program is housed in Banks.



If you are interested in our programs, please contact:

The Division of SWBPS
Main Office:  102 Woolfolk
Ph:  936-261-3200
Fax:  936-261-3229
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