Community Services Program (M.)
Department overview •
Community services (M.) •
Community services and
social work internships • Criminal
justice (M., m.) • Legal studies (m.) •
Social work (M.) • Sociology and
Cultural Anthropology (M., m.) • Women's
studies (M.) • Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
The community services baccalaureate degree program at Saint Martin's
University is an interdisciplinary major within the social science division
that prepares graduates for professional work as social workers and other
human service practitioners.
Community services graduates are qualified to make significant
contributions to the community both personally and professionally. They work
in such areas as case management, crisis intervention, public planning,
research and development counseling and police work. The program also
provides a solid background for pursuing additional education in graduate
school in social work, psychology or public administration.
The program combines classroom study and theory with extensive field
internships, which give the student an opportunity to practice what they've
learned and gain practical experience.
The internship experience provides
each student with a sound working knowledge of a variety of social service
delivery agencies, exposing the student to the problem-solving techniques of
a wide range of such agencies.
Community services interns gain relevant work experience thus reducing
the need for prolonged on-the-job training after graduation. Field
experience also provides students with a valuable experience of contributing
to their community through work in community agencies.
Objectives are to:
- Increase student knowledge of the social work approach to solving
- Help students gain intellectual skills, moral insight and humanistic
- Encourage students to develop ethical and analytical thinking
essential to professional life in social work, law, foreign service and
- Prepare students desiring professional work as social workers and
other human service practitioners.
The community services major is offered only at the University's main