Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goals

The B.S. in Applied Social Science program provides a comprehensive and challenging academic experience which will prepare you for employment in a broad array of careers. 

An Applied Social Science degree will provide you with: 

  1. Social science theoretical perspectives 

  2. Skills in data collection, evaluation, and analysis; oral and written presentation of data; and problem-solving. 

  3. A solid knowledge base in social science and history 

  4. The ability to apply critical thinking and analytic skills to creatively solve practical problems in the social, economic and political arenas 

  5. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills needed for an increasingly diverse and changing workforce.  

Program Objectives

After completing your degree you will be able to: 

  1. Understand and articulate the ways in which the different social science disciplines reflect social reality and identify similarities and differences among the social science disciplines. 

  2. Describe the way the different social science disciplines address social issues. 

  3. Understand and use analytical and research methods of the different social science disciplines that relate to understanding social reality or social issues. 

  4. Communicate social science concepts and terminology effectively. 

  5. Critically analyze social science issues within larger historical and global contexts. 

  6. Understand, interpret, articulate, and apply basic social science research and theory for policy implications. 

  7. Use information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data. 

  8. Understand the basic fundamentals of multiculturalism, global perspectives and the contributions of minority and other under-represented populations to a diverse workforce. 

  9. Synthesize concepts and research methods from different social science disciplines and apply these to particular social issues.