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Social Science Majors

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.

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Do you think that you might be interested in one of these degrees? Schedule an appointment with an advisior to get started or just talk over your options. Working with your advisor can help you to meet your academic goals in the shortest time possible.

To start, contact (740) 351-3234 or social.sciences@shawnee.edu.

Majors in Social Sciences

History

History, the study of humanity's past, is a flexible and practical bachelor of arts degree. It provides excellent preparation for a variety of fields including law, politics, business, and journalism. Learn more.

International Relations

International relations examines the connections and relationships between the world's various nation-states. The bachelor of arts in international relations incorporates politics, economics, ideology, geography, ethnicity, and culture. Learn more.

Psychology

The bachelor of arts degree in psychology provides an excellent education in the understanding and study of mental processes and behavior. Learn more.

Psychology Pre-Art Therapy

Art therapists are mental health professionals who use the creative process of art in order to improve the mental and emotional well-being of their clients. Learn more.

Psychology Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with clients to facilitate health and well-being through the use of purposeful occupational activities. Learn more.

Sociology

The bachelor of arts degree in sociology teaches students to apply the rigors of science to the humanistic concerns of the social world. Students focus on all levels of society from the family to the nation. Learn more.

Social Science

A broad degree, the bachelor of arts in social science, examines human and social concerns from multiple disciplinary viewpoints. The social science major incorporates courses from anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Learn more.

Social Science with Legal Assisting (2+2)

The associate of applied business in legal assisting technology/bachelor of arts in social science degree is designed to allow students who have completed their associate degree in legal assisting to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Learn more.

Associate of Arts, Social Science Concentration

The associate of arts in social sciences is designed to assist students in entering the job market immediately after completion of a two-year program. It is also an option for students intending to transfer into a baccalaureate program at another college or university. Learn more.

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