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Social Science Associate Degree

The social sciences study humans' behaviors and interactions, both with other humans and their physical environments. The social sciences include psychology, sociology, international relations, geography, history, political science, anthropology and economics. Each discipline emphasizes a different aspect of human behavior.

The associate of arts degree with a concentration in social sciences is designed for students seeking to enter the job market immediately after two years of college. It can also be useful for students seeking to transfer to baccalaureate programs at other institutions of higher learning.

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This degree is coordinated by Dr. Jim Miller, Associate Professor of Sociology. For additional information please contact Dr. Miller at (740) 351-3446 or jmiller@shawnee.edu.

Career Examples

Below are just a few of the careers that social sciences majors have pursued:

Teacher Assistant

Teacher assistants support classroom teachers both in and out of the classroom. They assist with instruction and clerical duties. They may be called on to supervise students on field trips, in the cafeteria or during recess. Teacher assistants may also be called paraprofessionals or paraeducators. Learn more about teaching assistants

Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants work in a variety of office locations. They perform clerical and administrative duties increasing the efficiency of the organization. Administrative assistants are frequently required to manage information and communications within the office, as well as, serve as liaison between the office and the general public. Learn more about administrative assistants

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