B.S. in Social Science

Degree Sheet  Roadmap

The Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree is a multi-disciplinary degree that stresses competence in written and oral communications and scientific reasoning and thinking skills. All students complete supervised internships and work experience. The degree provides an excellent foundation for careers in general management, counseling, human services, health care, recreation, and law enforcement. The degree also provides a solid foundation for professional or graduate studies.

Options:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Charles Wilson ’17, B.S. Social Science: Psychology

“I attribute my post-graduation success to the invaluable experience I received through RSU’s internship program. Following my internship with Rogers County Youth Services, I was hired as a direct care staff member. After graduation in 2017, I began working as the Mayes County Care Coordinator with YouthCare of Oklahoma. The time I spent at my internship sites equipped me with an array of transferable skills and vast knowledge of work in the field of behavioral and mental health. The internship experience put me a step ahead in my field and opened the door for me to quickly transfer into a bachelor’s level position post-graduation. I am confident that I acquired my current position because of my internships and know that I would not have gained such success without the valuable experience I received in the RSU internship program.”

Charles Wilson

 


Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate Interdisciplinary knowledge about issues related to diverse concepts and explanations of human behavior.
  2. Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to function effectively in civic engagement activities.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and their appropriate use in social sciences.
  4. Students will express satisfaction that their learning has been enhanced by community, cultural, and intellectual opportunities provided in the social science degree.

Department Mission: The mission of the Department of History and Political and the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice is to assist students in developing knowledge and understanding of social and legal issues and to operate effectively in today’s legal, social and culturally diverse community.

Degree Program Mission: The program mission of the Department of History and Political Science and the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice is to provide a multi-disciplinary degree that stresses competence in written and oral communications and scientific reasoning and thinking skills.