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About Social Science

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:

  • 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, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).


Classes you can Take:

Social Issues, History of Social Thought, Ecological Anthropology, Ecology, Society, and the Sacred, Sustainable Communities, Food and Population

See Full Program Requirements

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary$51,500 - $185,410
Anthropologists and Archeologists$35,980 - $98,360
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$42,310 - $141,250
Public Relations Specialists$30,600 - $115,070
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary$42,280 - $154,030
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other$43,780 - $163,460

* 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