Community Services Program (Major.)
Department overview •
Communication studies (M., m.) •
Community services (M.) •
Community services and social work internships •
Criminal justice (M., m.) •
Legal studies (m.) •
Social justice (m.) •
Social work (M.) •
Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (M., m.) •
Women's studies (m.) •
Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
What is the Community Services Program?
Community services is an interdisciplinary program that combines social work,
sociology, economics, history / political science and psychology. The
integrative nature of the program prepares graduates for professional work as
social workers and other human service practitioners.
Why study community services at Saint Martin's?
At Saint Martin’s, the rigor of classroom study and theory is combined with
extensive field internship opportunities to ensure
that students develop a working knowledge of a variety of social service
delivery agencies in a practical environment.
Faculty members are practicing professionals who bring years of experience to
the classroom. The curriculum they have designed focuses on helping students
develop the ethical and analytical thinking essential for professional life in
social work, psychology, foreign service, and a variety of other human service
For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please
our undergraduate community services outcomes website.
Note: The community services major is offered at the University's main campus only.
- 51 semester hours of lower-and upper-division courses
- 600 internship hours
150 hours (three credits) are required in the CSP 290 placement and a total of 450 hours (nine credits) are required
in their CSP 390 and CSP 490 placement. CSP 390 and CSP 490 are to be taken in consecutive semesters at the same placement site.
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of community services requirements.
Note: All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
What can I do with this major?
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
- At-risk youth (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, etc.)
The program also provides a solid background for pursuing additional
education in graduate school in social work, psychology or public
For a complete list of professional applications, visit
whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s
can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.
Internships are available with such local agencies as the Community Youth
Services, Kokua, Safeplace and the Thurston County offices of the state
Department of Social and Health Services. In Tacoma, Saint Martin’s has
relationships with the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, DSHS Drug Court, Catholic
Community Services, and the Franciscan Hospice Center. Many additional agencies
throughout Washington cooperate with the University, and agency staff attempt to
aid students in all possible ways.
For internship requirements and a complete list of opportunities, please
visit our internship website.
Related fields of study
Social work (M.) |
Communication studies (M., m.) |
Women's studies (m.) |
Sociology and cultural anthropology (M., m.) |
Social justice (m.) |
Criminal justice (M., m.) |
Legal studies (m.)