Social Science Bachelor's Degree
The Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree stresses competence in written and oral communications and scientific reasoning and thinking skills.
- Option: History
While people may live in the present, the study of history performs the indispensable function of reminding us of who we were, and acts as a laboratory of what we might become. A sound historical grounding can help a person become a better business person, educator, or community leader. History is more than simply a storehouse of the past. History provides a sense of identity, and reminds us through the recounting of past greatness that we should aspire to greatness in our own lives.
- Option: Political Science
The Political science Option offers students fundamental insight into the realm of politics. Americans have grown used to thinking of politics as a dirty word, but in fact politics refers to some of the most elemental of human behaviors: the distribution and exercise of power. Without politics, important matters would be decided by force, and those without power in such communities typically find themselves the objects – rather than the wielders – of power. Political scientists draw freely on the insights of anthropology, economics, history, psychology, and especially sociology to explain and analyze political behavior, and to recommend changes in policy.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate Interdisciplinary knowledge about issues related to diverse concepts and explanations of human behavior.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to function effectively in civic engagement activities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and their appropriate use in social sciences.