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

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


Career Field
While teaching might be the obvious career you’d associate with a social science degree, 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

Required Courses
Item #TitleCredits
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
HIST 111United States History to 18653
HIST 112United States History from 18653
HIST 201Historical Methods: Research and Hitorigraphy3
HIST 225World Civilizations 13
HIST 226World Civilizations 23
HIST 242Historical and Political Geography3
HIST 475Portfolio Development1
 HIST Social Science Electives18
 POLS Electives3
 SOCS Electives3
 Sub-Total Credits49

Faculty Profiles

Steve Jones, PhD

History & Social Science
Professor and Department Chair

Elizabeth Bowser, MA

History & Social Science
Assistant Professor