Undergraduate Admissions
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Social Sciences

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.

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

Get hands-on experience like:

  • 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

Get a job like:

  • Attorney
  • Student Affairs Coordinator
  • Hazard Communication Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst

Work for companies like:

  • Government agencies
  • Graduate school
  • Schools and universities

Learn more about social sciences at Michigan Tech!