Applied Social and Political Sciences

Applied Social & Political Sciences

Applied Social and Political Sciences offers students a broad-based education in a variety of applied social sciences.  We emphasize social science methodology, application, and critical thinking – exactly the skills today’s graduates need for success in a complex and constantly changing, global environment.  Our faculty bring an astounding breadth of experience, while sharing common interests in engaging urban communities to understand and find solutions for contemporary problems.

Our methodological core of social science courses bridge theory and practice while imparting the basic skills and understandings of social science research.  Many of our students choose to build upon these skills by pursuing further graduate and professional study in such fields as Public Policy, Law, Public Health, and Social Work.  However, a popular choice for alumni of our undergraduate programs is the master’s in Human Services Administration.  Structured as a collaborative graduate program between Coppin State University and the University of Baltimore, this program offers students the unique opportunity to engage with talented instructors on both campuses.  

In line with Coppin State University’s mission, through our programs we strive to produce leaders and change agents prepared to engage communities, and ready to meet the 21st century workforce demands of governmental and non-governmental agencies.