Do you want to understand more about people and societies, and why individuals and groups make the decisions that they do? Do you want to use effective research-based strategies to help others? Do you want to empower better decision-making and help others overcome obstacles that negatively impact their well-being? Do you want to promote healthy neighborhoods, communities and societies? Do you want to provide individuals, families, or groups with various forms of assistance, such as financial aid, medical services or counseling? Do you want to work with children the elderly, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, criminal offenders or substance abusers?
At Franciscan University of Steubenville, the department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work is committed to helping you to understand the human person, society and how to best implement change. All of this is done in light of the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in particular by emphasizing the importance and dignity of the human person and ethical behavior.
In John10:10 we are told “I have come so that you might have life and have it to the full.” God seems to be summoning us to self-knowledge and growth to become more fully human. As a person moves toward an authentic existence he/she is moving towards the beauty of God’s image within him/her. Come and join us! Learn more about yourself, others, society and how to make a difference in the world.
This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing
commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and
reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan
educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University,
the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the
fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become
well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of
Franciscan University of Steubenville