Social Sciences Overview
The Social Sciences Major is an interdisciplinary program which aims to provide students
with a broad understanding and appreciation of the perspectives offered by multiple
social sciences disciplines on contemporary social issues. Students choose a Primary
Field and two Secondary Fields from ten disciplines: anthropology, border studies,
communication, geography, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology,
and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Secondary Fields are chosen from these
ten disciplines and other specified social sciences courses. Students have the option
of designing an individualized Secondary Field.
The Social Sciences Major is appropriate for students with career interests in human services and social work, education, counseling, business, and government. Students interested in the Social Science Major are encouraged to discuss their education and career objectives with the Social Science Program Director.
Mission and Values
The mission of the Social Sciences B.A. degree program is to prepare students to be informed citizens who use multidisciplinary understandings of concepts, theories, and methods from the social sciences to respond to a range of human experiences, events, and real world social problems. The major prepares students for employment in varied fields and professions that include human services and social work, education, counseling, business, and government as well as the pursuit of advanced degrees in social science disciplines.
Social Sciences Club Meetings (Fall 2022)
|September 29, 2022||12:00pm-12:50pm||SBSB 1111||What is the Social Sciences Major?|
|October 27, 2022||12:00pm-12:50pm||SBSB 1111||TBD|
|November 17, 2022||12:00pm-12:50pm||SBSB 1111||TBD|