Social Science

A major in social science allows you to choose a field of focus from the division’s range of disciplines, including anthropology, criminal justice, geography, history, political science and sociology. Then, you can combine classes in criminal justice and anthropology, for example, to prepare for a career as a forensic anthropologist. Or, you could mix sociology and history courses for a position at a museum. Choose topics that appeal to you, and then chart your own path to your dream job as you see fit.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the Social Science major

students enrolled in the Social Science program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyze social issues from two or more disciplinary perspectives
  • Effectively communicate about social issues in speech and writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to research the nature and consequences of social action in specific contexts

Career opportunities

  • Educator
  • Social worker
  • Issue advocate
  • Public information officer
  • Peace Corps

Social Science minor

Pick your favorite courses from offerings in anthropology, criminal justice, geography, history, political  science and sociology. Social science is basically a build-your- own minor that allows you to explore areas you have interest in as well as areas that complement your major.

credits required for the Social Science minor

Faculty

VIVIAN DJOKOTOE

Professor, Department Head, Criminal Justice
503-838-8358 | djokotoev@wou.edu | MA 207

MARK HENKELS

Professor, Politics, Policy, and Administration
503-838-8544 | henkelm@wou.edu | HSS 205

MARY PETTENGER

Professor, Division Chair, Politics, Policy, and Administration
503-838-8301 | pettengm@wou.edu | HSS 231A

JOHN RECTOR

Professor, History
503-838-8294 | rectorj@wou.edu | HSS 222

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8352

E-mail: ryalss@wou.edu

Location: HSS 231