Cheyney’s Social Relations program provides a broad liberal arts background that prepares students for graduate training in any number of fields. It also provides a base for pursuing a career in law, law enforcement, justice administration, and other social science-related professions.
The program offers concentrations in Criminal Justice, Sociology and American Political Studies. For each of these concentrations, students are required to follow a common major core of courses.
1 Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice concentration prepares students to pursue entry-level positions in Law Enforcement, Court Administration, Corrections, Probation & Parole, and other related areas. Many of our students use the program as preparation for Law School and other Criminal Justice related graduate programs.
The Sociology concentration prepares students primarily for the pursuit of graduate training in Sociology, Law, Public Administration, Social Work, and related areas. It also provides solid preparation for entry-level positions in many related areas, such as adult and juvenile group homes and non-profit social service agencies.
3 American Political Studies
The concentration in American Political Studies is designed to ground students in the key concepts, modern empirical research, and theoretical debates concerning the American political system on the international, national, state, and local levels. Students will be especially immersed in the efficacy of the America’s ever-expanding pluralist democracy in relation to African Americans. Through this concentration, students gain valuable preparation for understanding and participating in political systems, with particular emphasis on the African American experience. Students acquire skills in writing, communications, and analysis, all of which prepare them to think critically and independently as they pursue careers in business, law, governmental and non-profit agencies, journalism, political campaigns, interest groups.
The American Political Studies concentration is designed to prepare students for many different careers in public and private sector organizations.
Social Relations Curriculum – All Concentrations