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 undergraduate 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.
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 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.