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What You Can Do with a Degree in Social Science

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.
—Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

The breadth of coursework in the B.A. enhances the career possibilities for the social science student. Career goals as well as academic objectives are built into the degree structure. These career goals include: methods of examining and solving problems of all types, preparing a writing portfolio, ethics courses, and a thorough grounding in academic methodologies and analytical approaches, all of which prepare the student either for direct entry into the job market or for post-baccalaureate graduate studies.

Just a few of the career fields available to graduates in social science include (but are not limited to):

  • Elementary and secondary education (preparing for entry into masters level programs)
  • Human services (counseling, direct delivery of health and social services)
  • Public administration (in government and non-profit organizations)
  • Resource management
  • Private business
  • Graduate studies in academic fields, as well as preparation for law school



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