The Human Service, Health, and Social Justice Track (20 credit hours) is recommended for students interested in counseling, social work, law, human rights, advocacy, public health, public policy, public administration, nonprofit administration, and other related careers. Internships are required of seniors in their spring semester and students will be matched to an internship site based upon their career interests.

The Human Service, Health, and Social Justice Track consists of five required foundational courses:

Core Courses

  • SC 111 Introduction to Social Justice                (3 cr.)
  • SC 273 Public Health in U.S. Society                 (3 cr.)
  • SC 385 Poverty, Social Justice and Welfare in the U.S.                                                                                   (4 cr.)
  • SC 475 Internship and Seminar                        (4 cr.)
  • SC 490 Multicultural Counseling                        (3 cr.)

Electives 
Select at least one elective from the following courses:

  • SC 115 Masculinities                                    (3 cr.)
  • SC 225 Sociology of the Family                   (3 cr.)
  • SC 230 Deviant Behavior                             (3 cr.)
  • SC 255 Prejudice and Discrimination           (3 cr.)
  • SC 275 Family Violence                               (3 cr.)
  • SC 285 Aging and Society                            (3 cr.)
  • SC 292 Global Environmental Issues           (3 cr.)
  • SC 295 Death and Dying                              (3 cr.)
  • SC 300 Death Penalty                                  (3 cr.)
  • SC 315 Sexuality and Society                       (3 cr.)
  • SC 320 Sex and Gender                               (3 cr.)
  • SC 330 Social Stratification                           (3 cr.)
  • SC 340 Juvenile Delinquency                        (3 cr.)
  • SC 370 Medicine and Culture                        (3 cr.)
  • SC 380 Environmental Justice Movements    (3 cr.)
  • SC 390 Health and Healing in East Asia        (3 cr.)

Internship Sites 

  • Achievement Center for Children
  • AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Cleveland
  • American Red Cross
  • Arrupe House
  •  Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Care Alliance Health Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Hospitals of the Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland International Program
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
  • The Gathering Place
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Light of Hearts Villa
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • New Avenues to Independence
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
  • Organize Ohio!
  • Recovery Resources
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Outreach Services, Inc.
  • Shaker Heights Youth Center
  • United Way
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • University Settlement House
  • Witness Victim Service Center