The Social Sciences study humans’ behaviors and interactions, both with other humans and their physical environments. Because the social sciences focus on the study of humans, social scientists attempt to explain human behavior as conscious and purposive. The social sciences include psychology, sociology, international relations, geography, history, political science, anthropology and economics. Each discipline emphasizes a different aspect of human behavior. Psychologists, for example, often emphasize the different ways in which people perceive and interpret information in their environment, whereas, sociologists stress the problems of modern industrial societies and the need to coordinate human interaction on a large scale.
A degree in the social sciences can prepare you for a wide range of careers including law, business, human services, health care, and politics. Feel free to explore the majors offered in the department of social sciences.