Advisors in the Department of Social Sciences work closely and collaboratively with you to find appropriate and fulfilling courses. They will also help you integrate experiences such as study abroad, internships, or Washington semesters into your degree program. You are also encouraged to talk with an advisor if you are a new or transfer student interested in one of the Department's degree programs or in pursuing a double major or a minor.


Susanna Peters

Susanna Peters

  • Degree program:  Social Sciences; Policy, Law and Society Concentration
  • Minor program:  Law & Society and Social & Behavior Studies

Kari Henquinet

Kari Henquinet

  • Degree program:  Sustainability Science and Society
  • Minor program:  Sustainability Science and Society
  • Global Community Development Partnerships minor and Peace Corps Prep

Kari Henquinet

Kathryn Hannum

  • Degree program:  Policy and Community Development; 
    Law; Environment; Health concentrations
  • Minor Program: Global Studies

Laura Rouleau

Laura Rouleau

  • Degree programs:  Anthropology and History
  • Minor program:  Historical Studies
  • Minor Program: American Studies

Current Students

If you are currently enrolled in a Department of Social Sciences degree program, we encourage you to contact your advisor each semester to discuss the scheduling of your courses. 

Looking for a job? Check the Jobs and Careers page for current opportunities across the Social Sciences.

Transfer Students

Michigan Tech and the Department of Social Sciences make every effort to count appropriate courses taken at other institutions towards our curriculum requirements. If you are a transfer student and interested in one of our degree programs, please contact the advisor for the major in which you are interested as soon as possible to discuss how your courses will transfer.

Students Interested in a Double Major

 Because the Department believes that students should have the opportunity to explore other areas of study, many of our degree options have a relatively large number of electives. This flexibility makes it easier for students in other fields of study to pursue a second major in the social sciences. Contact the advisor of the program in which you are interested as early as possible to determine how to earn a double major.

Students Interested in Switching Majors

If you switch majors in the first year or two, it is not difficult at all. Course work taken for other majors can often be used as electives and to meet general education requirements, minimizing the loss of credits in the transfer process. Contact the advisor of the program in which you are interested as early as possible in your academic career.

Research Now

Social Sciences faculty and graduate mentors are eager to introduce you to their research, community engagement, and creative work early in your academic career. Learn many of the social science skills that are necessary for today's workforce: team building, problem-solving, community engagement, and critical thinking.

The Undergraduate Program for Exploration and Research in Social Sciences (UPERSS)

  • provides you research and experiential learning opportunities and connects you with faculty mentors.
  • seeks to foster collaboration among faculty and students.
  • designed to take you out of the classroom and offers a variety of opportunities to engage in research.