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About Cultural Studies

Social Science is an interdisciplinary contract major offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services. It is designed to enable students with specialized interests in the Social Sciences to develop, in collaboration with a faculty advisor, a coherent program of courses in areas of inquiry for which regular majors are not offered, allowing students to explore specialized or emerging fields. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Africana Studies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • Labor Studies

It is recommended that students consider combining their major concentration with an appropriate minor(e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Substance Abuse, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).


Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Editors$35,600 - $127,990
Multimedia Artists and Animators$40,810 - $106,240
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary$42,280 - $154,030
Survey Researchers Varies - Varies
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other$47,870 - $126,580
Social Science Research Assistants$36,000 - $93,150

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit