Find Human-Centered Solutions
Social scientists study the human side of complex issues such as climate change, migration, and sustainable development. Use career-focused tools and methods to examine the world through the lens of human society and social relationships and apply your interdisciplinary knowledge to tackle challenges associated with socioeconomic, technological, and environmental change. A degree in one of the social sciences will provide you with a direct pathway to a meaningful career that can make real change in the world.
Are you interested in human cultures and their development? Consider a major in anthropology. You’ll use biological, physical, written, linguistic, and ethnographic evidence to examine the similarities and differences between cultures and provide insight into what people value, how they make meaning of life experiences, and adapt. Our program focuses on archaeology and cultural anthropology, two of the four primary subfields of anthropology. You’ll be prepared for careers in investigative fields, community health, environmental protection, and education at all levels.
If you’re curious how our world has been shaped by choices made in the past, history is the perfect major for you. Our degree program blends history with specialized subjects for an exceptional liberal arts education. Through your investigations into the past, you’ll lay the foundation for a variety of careers in law, government services, libraries and museums, education, and information-gathering positions in businesses and nonprofit organizations.
A major in policy and community development will help you turn your passion for social, economic, and environmental justice into action. You’ll learn how to assist make communities develop in sustainable, equitable ways through the use of policy and law. Our program combines interdisciplinary study with an applied learning experience, working directly on civic projects with partner organizations and finding relevant internships. You can also study away or abroad (for free!), conduct research, work with community leaders, and choose a concentration in law, environment, or health to specialize your degree.
Are you interested in the forces that shape human behavior and the ways in which we interact and communicate? Perhaps you’re intrigued by political science and the law? If so, social sciences may be your major. Choose the general interdisciplinary option, which allows you to tailor a portion of your degree to a disciplinary interest area such as sociology, political science, anthropology, or history; or, choose the policy, law, and society concentration to prepare you for law school or policy-focused careers.
Study the interactions between social, environmental, and economic systems to find solutions to the world’s most significant sustainability and environmental problems with a major in sustainability science and society. Choose your own focus area on policy, engineering sustainability, sustainability and communities, environment and society, environmental health and justice, or decision making and persuasion. Participate in experiential learning opportunities through Enterprise, the Sustainability Demonstration House, study away or abroad (for free!), undergraduate research, and more. You’ll emerge as a leader in sustainability and set yourself up for success in the emerging green economy.
Earn an Accelerated Master’s Degree in Just 1 Extra Year
Highly motivated students can earn a master’s degree in as little as one additional year of study beyond a bachelor’s. Accelerated master’s students graduate prepared for various careers in social sciences that require advanced training, such as in industry, non-profits, teaching, independent research, or continued graduate work.
7minors to help you customize your degree
$2,500study abroad/away voucher