Community Services Program
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
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