The Social Sciences program is designed for students who want to study psychology, sociology, and current political issues. Social Sciences is geared toward a very wide range of community advocacy career pathways, particularly in the social service sector. Any public service job that addresses social problems ranging from homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, child/elder abuse, etc. will be well-served with a degree in Social Sciences. This is a very good degree program for students who are not exactly sure what they want to do as a career but know they want to solve problems and improve the quality of life in communities. As an interdisciplinary program, this degree is highly transferable to a wide range of four-year programs. Degree-specific skills include conducting research, research writing, report writing, decision-making about community problems, and professional networking.
The Social Sciences degree examines the study of human behavior through a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Students who graduate from the Social Sciences program will:
- Understand, predict and effectively address the behavior of individuals and groups;
- Apply social sciences concepts to real-world situations;
- Develop strategies for communicating effectively and demonstrate the strategies in oral and written contexts;
- Understand how diverse cultural backgrounds impact workplaces and communities;
- Conduct applied research.
GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS IN:
- Mental Health
- Social Services
- Community Advocacy
- Social Work
- Crisis Response