B.S. Social Science

A Social Science B.S. gives students broad knowledge in economics, political science, psychology, history and sociology. Students in the social science program will examine and study governments, cultural practices, economic motivations, and human behavior.

Students will also build strong analytical, research, and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for a successful career.


Career Field

You might consider teaching to be the obvious career for a Social Science major, but the opportunities are much broader than that. Studying social science serves as a great foundation for jobs in:

• Government

• Scientific Research and Development Services

• Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

• Social Advocacy Organizations


With a B.S. in Social Science, graduates will find jobs in a variety of industries such as economics, communication, law, public administration, environment resource management, and sustainable development.


  • Economist
  • Psychologist
  • Political Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Geographer
  • Psychologist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • Historian
  • Survey Researcher

Expected employment growth of anthropologists and archeologists between 2018-2028

Faculty Profiles

Steve Jones, PhD

Department of History & Social Science
Professor and Department Chair

Elizabeth Bowser, MA

Department of History & Social Science
Assistant Professor