Path 2: Working with Economically-Disadvantaged People

This includes caseworker and management positions at homeless shelters, transitional housing, food kitchens, and public health programs, as well as at government agencies such as Medicaid and Unemployment. Students interested in this career path should consider taking these classes:

Core: Wealth and Inequality, Ethnic and Race Relations, Sociology of Gender, Population

Institutions: Sociology of Work, Political Sociology

Electives: Social Problems, Contemporary Families, Women Work and Family, Sociology of Human Stress, Environmental Sociology, Organizational Theory, Introduction to the Asian-American Experience, Introduction to Chicano Studies, Sociology of African Americans

Consider taking an Internship , especially working with: the Torres Shelter, the Shalom Free Clinic, or the Esplanade House.

Suggested Theme: Theme S - Wealth, Power & Inequality

Suggested Minors: Economics, Health Science, Gerontology, Public Administration, Career & Life Planning

Faculty Advisors:

Faculty Advisors Office Location Phone Number
Nandi Crosby Butte Hall 616 898-4646
Liahna Gordon Butte Hall 631 898-6040