Social Science Majors and Degree Programs

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Man sifting dirt The Social Sciences major is designed to provide students a comprehensive analytical perspective for understanding, evaluating and researching human social interaction and social dynamics. Students in this major will develop a solid foundation that will help them in a variety of graduate and professional fields (Law, Social Work, Urban Planning, Public Health, Political Science, Human Services Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.).

Graduates entering the workforce with the undergraduate degree in a social science major are typically prepared to take on various administrative responsibilities in both business and government and participate in managerial training programs in private or public agencies. Many social science graduates will end up serving as research assistants for scientific or marketing programs. Social Sciences majors are also employed in a large variety of Human Services fields in such areas as social services, education, youth services, community development, counseling and labor relations. Social Science students can also prepare for a wide array of professional opportunities in diplomatic services and international affairs.

Select a concentration below to explore various social science majors and view colleges and universities offering majors and degree programs in anthropology, archeology, demography, criminology, applied economics, political science, international relations, geography, sociology and more.