Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Develop skills that transfer to every profession.
A great need exists for social scientists who can add value to their community. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for social and community service managers is projected to grow 18% from now through 2026 - much faster than the average for all occupations - due to increases in the elderly population and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.
The Human Service and Community Development concentration transcends the boundaries of traditional education and prepares you to engage in the challenges of professional employment, civil society and public and private life. As a student, you will:
Acquire valuable research skills that include data collection and analysis, survey methods and interviewing techniques, ethics in research, program evaluation and more.
Gain a deep understanding of social institutions and human services that serve the needs of various publics.
Learn how to evaluate the operation and effectiveness of social programs.
Participate in hands-on, experiential learning that is focused on public engagement and community organization.
The Department of Sociology envisions a more equitable society built upon vibrant social relations, sustainable communities and inclusive institutions guided by the principles of diversity, participatory democracy, civic engagement, and economic and community development, as well as social and economic justice.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a concentration in Human Services and Community Development, you can have a positive impact on your community. You’ll be prepared to work for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations including federal, state, and local government agencies, advocacy groups, behavioral health centers, adoption and child care agencies, public and private nursing homes and addiction treatment facilities. More specifically, you may serve as one of the following:
Human and social service worker
Human resource specialist
"Our department creates a genuine space to cultivate our majors’ sociological imaginations as well as the research and professional skills necessary to improve social conditions for themselves and others. Whatever fields our graduates go into, they take a bit of the spirit of our department out into the world, and that is our greatest contribution to society."
Dr. Samuel Claster, Chair, Department of Sociology
Dr. Samuel Claster, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444