Social sciences

Why study the Social Sciences?

Why do individuals cooperate and why do they disagree? How can we improve social conditions? Fascinated by human behavior and the relationship among individuals within society? The Social Sciences cover a broad spectrum of areas that play an important role in solving many of our world's greatest issues. These disciplines affect every part of our society and can help explain how our society works. It also provides crucial data and information to assist our policy makers, governments, private and non-profit organizations and others. Our courses will equip you to develop an understanding and appreciation of our increasing global society, instill a sense of community engagement and service, and provide you with multiple career trajectories.

What can I do with a Social Sciences major?

A career in social science can be a rewarding way to put study into practice, using research and data to understand and improve society. Many of the top careers in social science are also expected to be high growth areas in the job market.

Studying social science provides many opportunities for both personal and professional growth. There are many fields that employ social scientists and a wide range of positions to fit every individual's career path. Anthropologists, psychologists and those with degrees in economics and political science possess the education and experience that many employers are looking for. The range of options is broad and diverse with opportunities in the academic, private and non-profit sectors. Our global economy requires more integration of scientific fields with practical knowledge/skills in other areas; communication, project management, strategic planning and other areas that aren't pure science.

Career potential is robust and includes diverse fields such as: business, healthcare, law, public service, paralegal, community advocate, police officer and dispute resolution.

Majors and Programs


Criminology and Law Studies


Environmental Studies

International Affairs

Latin American Studies

Political Science


Social Welfare and Justice