The Social Science curriculum encompasses a wide range of areas: geography, political science, economics, sociology and history; all explore the ways that human beings, as societies or cultures, relate to each other and their environments and how they establish structured systems to effectively govern and administer their activities. Each of the areas has a knowledge base and a point of view that is distinctly its own, but together they form a cohesive grouping of studies designed to train students to deal with people in a wide variety of settings and to manage the problems of society. The wide variety of subject matter is designed to produce generalists who may either value their education as an end in itself, use the Social Science degree as a springboard to career placement in related fields, or who elect to pursue graduate work in a more specialized context.
You are encouraged to earn credits by extending your learning beyond the classroom. Both behavioral science and business internships are available if you lack previous employment experience. You may earn credit in an internship program that provides supervised training in regional areas.