The social administration concentration in the Social Work and Social Welfare (SW) program prepares students for professional practice in community, organizational, and governmental settings. Students are prepared for research, management, and advocacy positions in federal, state, county, and municipal government; private non-profit and for-profit organizations; policy research institutes; community-based organizations and action groups; electoral politics at all levels of government; and non-governmental organizations working in a variety of international contexts. The social administration concentration provides students with advanced instruction in analytic and strategic intervention related to the institutional conditions – economic, political, and organizational – that shape social welfare. It enables students to develop practice competencies needed to analyze, research, and advocate for client groups and constituencies, and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and policies at various levels of intervention.
Administration Clusters (Recommended Electives)