Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts Degree or major is an interdisciplinary one and is designed for students who have a broad interest in the behavioral and social sciences.  It allows students to select courses in all of the major disciplines in the social sciences, namely, anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Students may select the Social Sciences major as preparation for teaching the social sciences at the secondary or college/university level; or preparation for law school or graduate study in one of the social sciences, public administration, diplomacy or international relations; and/or as preparation for employment in government or private sector professions that do not require graduate study.

In addition to an academic knowledge base, it provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that employers value in employees.  These include: oral and written communication, interpersonal, team work, technical, analytical, critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills.   

Your social sciences major, in and of itself, do not determine your career path. No major does; business, psychology or information technology or biology.  It is up to you to determine which career is right for you.   Students should seek advisement from their advisor to plan and select courses where available on the paradigm to guide them along the chosen path.  All requirements for the degree can be completed on either campus. 

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Department Chair Elizabeth Jaeger, PhD
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