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College of Social Sciences

The social sciences are academic disciplines that examine how individuals interact, develop as a culture, and influence the world.

Lourdes University’s social science graduates become dedicated professionals in social work, education, criminal justice, public health, and psychology.

Social science professionals educate future generations, protect communities, and improve overall quality of life.

Criminal and Social Justice

A Criminal and Social Justice degree prepares students for careers in law, law enforcement, corrections, political science, public administration, and other government and service professions.


Lourdes offers six undergraduate and three graduate degree programs that prepare caring, competent, and qualified educators.


A Psychology degree prepares graduates for clinical, health, counseling, developmental, forensic, school psychology, or neuroscientist careers.

Public Health

Students pursuing a Public Health degree learn firsthand the relationships between government and healthcare access, the treatment and prevention of diseases, and the economics and ethics of health.

Social Work

Lourdes Social Work graduates qualify for the Ohio licensure exam (LSW) and acceptance into graduate-accredited social work programs with advanced-standing status.

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