Social Services Administration | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Social Services Administration

This major prepares students interested in social services and social policy for entry level administrative positions at social service agencies and for graduate school in public administration, public health, social work or related fields.

The administrations of non-profit institutions as well as the impact of social policy on these institutions provide a framework for integrating a foundation of knowledge and skills for a variety of non-profit settings. Students may choose an area of specialization such as criminal justice, or social welfare to focus their elective coursework including an internship.

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Project Management Triathalon

Intercollegiate Project Management Participants

This year Chatham students; Rachel Henry, Anna Ecklund, Edina Osmanovic and Adina Joseph (pictured left to right after their first win!) competed in the annual Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon hosted by Chatham. 

The team received 1st Runner Up in the group competition! Anna Ecklund and Rachel Henry qualified for the individual competition, where Rachel received 2nd and Anna 4th.

Anna is one of our very own Social Service Administration students and was able to complement her degree with this amazing opportunity. Project management is a necessary role in any field. Consider building your skills in this area by participating next year.
"I thought this competition was out of my comfort zone because it was a business-focused event. After studying and competing I realized how versatile and useful project management knowledge is in social services!  I am proud of this accomplishment and am excited to take the knowledge from this experience into my career!"
- Anna Ecklund