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.
credits required for the Social Science major
students enrolled in the Social Science program
students per class on average in the Social Science program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- 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
- 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.