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What are the Social Sciences?

To attempt to understand human behavior is ... the most exciting intellectual challenge in the world. —Milton M. Gordon

What you can learn in the social sciences will change your life!

The social sciences are related academic disciplines that study humans and their behavior, and the faculty in the social science department offers a comprehensive and extensive array of courses. This interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program provides a curriculum with a solid foundation in the multiple fields of the social sciences, including:

What links each of these disciplines is the pursuit of a better understanding of human behavior and of the diversity of cultures through research, analysis, and the interpretation of social phenomena. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science fulfills these objectives by stressing the importance of specific methods (or approaches) to acquiring knowledge and an understanding of concepts and theories in the study of human origins, development, thought, behavior, and institutions.


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