Undergraduate Admissions

Social Sciences

Social sciences student reviewing a map.

Explore human behavior and history.

Understand the forces that shape the world and find the career that calls to you.

Social Science majors study how human behavior is organized and how it changes over time. You’ll explore archaeology, anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology and be prepared for success in graduate school, law school, management, and other professions.

Map and model migration. Analyze household food and water consumption. Research Geographic Information Systems partnerships. Do fieldwork alongside faculty and grad students using current technological tools and scientific techniques.

Crazy Smart Experiences:

  • Conducting your own undergraduate research project through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
  • Partnering with students in civil engineering to explore the renovation of the 1880’s fire hall that was Michigan Tech’s first classroom
  • Participating in a competitive mock trial program where two teams present all aspects of a regular trial, including opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments
  • Working closely with nationally-known faculty to cross disciplinary boundaries for more innovative thinking
  • Conducting field research during the archaeology summer field school, where you’ll work alongside faculty and graduate students

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Law
  • Student Affairs Coordination
  • Hazard Communication Specialization
  • Intelligence Analysis

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Government agencies
  • Graduate school
  • Schools and universities
"I love the people, the beautiful landscape, and the rich history of Michigan Tech and the community. As the University archivist and an alumna, I'm proud to be a steward of and participant in our shared memories and heritage."Lindsay Hiltunen, ‘03

Customize your degree with:

Concentration available in

  • Law and Society

Minors available in

  • American Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • International Studies
  • Law and Society
  • Social and Behavioral Studies

Take courses like:

  • Histories and Cultures
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Technology and Western Civilization
  • Social Problems
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Learn more about social sciences at Michigan Tech!