Bachelor of Science in Social Science
The Major in Social Sciences provides a comprehensive analytical perspective for understanding human social interaction and social dynamics. Undergraduate students learn about race, behavior, government, politics – anything related to society and culture. Social scientists cover it all. This is a solid foundation for students planning further graduate preparation in fields such as Urban Planning, Social Work, Public Health, Human Services Administration, Public Policy, etc.).
Students select courses from among all programs within the department (Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Nonprofit Leadership). Internship opportunities are also available. Social Sciences majors are employed in a wide range of Human Services in such areas such as education, social services, youth services, counseling, community development, healthcare, and labor relations.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabularies, and concepts of the social sciences
- Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data
- Synthesize concepts and research methods from different social science disciplines and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
- Critically analyze social science issues within larger historical and global contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.