The Social Science major is a multidisciplinary program which aims to provide students with a broad understanding and appreciation of the social sciences.

 
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences will be able to demonstrate

1. Advanced knowledge of the conceptual framework, substantive topics, and either methods or theories of one Social Science discipline;

2. Knowledge of the basic conceptual framework and of the breadth of substantive topics of a second Social Science discipline;

3. Knowledge of the basic conceptual framework and of the breadth of substantive topics of a third Social Science discipline, or knowledge of the contribution of multiple Social Science disciplines to a specified topical area of study (e.g., racism);

4. The ability to identify the interrelatedness of multiple social science disciplines and to determine when the approach of one social science discipline is preferable to that of another;

5. An appreciation of the value of multidisciplinary explorations and an ability to analyze problems integrating multiple social scientific perspectives; and

6. An understanding of the ways in which society and culture are affected by two or more of the following: gender, ethnicity, class, regional identities, and global identities.