B.S. Degree in Applied Social Science

The modern workplace is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Gain the broad base of skills employers are looking for with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science.

These days, employers are looking for college graduates who possess critical thinking skills, the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and who can address complex real-world problems and issues. That’s where we can help.

Rather than grooming you for a single particular career, the Applied Social Science program starts with your strengths, goals and interests, to provide a strong integrated foundation. Later, a customized set of educational experiences within program concentrations prepare you for a fulfilling and rewarding career – no matter what you choose to do.   

Depending on which concentration you choose, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn a set of transferable skills that will serve you whether you remain in one career or need to change careers in the future.   

  • Bring an understanding of group behavior to issues pertinent to an employer’s goals through the ability to bridge multiple disciplines.

  • Participate in survey construction, statistical analysis, and techniques for conducting and analyzing interview-based and observational research.  

  • Take a multi-perspective approach in order to work well in teams of people with diverse interests, knowledge, and training.  

  • Specialize in such areas as sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, history, and geography.

  • Participate in co-op and internship opportunities that give you hands-on experience, or study abroad to gain insight into another culture.  

  • Enter the workforce with a multi-faceted four-year degree or pursue advanced degrees by continuing in graduate or professional studies.

As an Applied Social Science major, you’ll have the option of studying applied areas such as Environmental Issues and Analysis, Global Studies, or several other applied minors. The program’s flexibility allows you to choose from among an extensive range of areas, from Geographic Information Systems to Pre-law.  

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

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