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As a social science major, students may choose from three program tracks. Each track prepares students for a variety of careers in an increasingly diverse world.

  • Generalist
  • Global studies
  • Disciplinary

The generalist track provides a solid foundation for graduate work in anthropology, political science or sociology and gives students strong academic preparation for careers in public agencies, nonprofit organizations and the business world. This program is also appropriate preparation for professional study in fields such as law, public affairs and international relations.

A growing number of students are seeking an education that prepares them for careers in the global economy. The global studies track is designed to meet this need. This academic background offers students the theoretical and practical training needed for careers with government agencies, transnational businesses and nonprofit organizations. It also provides appropriate training for professional study in fields such as law, public affairs and international relations.

The disciplinary track enables students to focus on either anthropology, political science or sociology, and it provides strong academic preparation for careers in public agencies, nonprofit organizations and the business world. This program is also appropriate preparation for graduate study in anthropology, political science or sociology. In consultation with the social science faculty, students may tailor a program within one of these disciplines to fit their particular academic needs.

The Social Science program is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences and is offered as a major.

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