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Social Sciences

Social Sciences Overview

The Social Sciences Major is an interdisciplinary program which aims to provide students with a broad understanding and appreciĀ­ation 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, busiĀ­ness, 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)

Date Time Location Topic
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