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About Ethnic Relations

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).


Classes you can take:

Social Issues, History of Social Thought, Ecological Anthropology, Sustainable Communities, Comparative Development, Food and Population

See Full Program Requirements

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Labor Relations Specialists$51,750 - $159,510
Human Resources Specialists$42,940 - $112,000
Urban and Regional Planners$43,840 - $118,470
Curators$44,560 - $110,930
Reporters and Correspondents$23,660 - $96,800
Social and Community Service Managers$54,620 - $124,770
Public Relations Specialists$30,600 - $115,070
Health Educators$36,210 - $91,570

* 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