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BS in Social Science

Understand and change your world through a Social Science degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Social Science is designed to provide a broad-based program in the social sciences that is based upon a Christian worldview and is designed to provide degree completion opportunities to advanced students or to prepare students for entry into appropriate graduate degree programs (e.g., law, data science). A degree in social science gives you a strong academic foundation, including a more sophisticated understanding of the social world and relationships between components of society. The core courses develop basic skills that employers find attractive, including oral and written communication, critical thinking, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. This major is flexible and can be customized to meet your interests and personal or career goals.


Concentrations in the Social Science program are available in Law & Public Policy and in General Sociology.

What can you do with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science?

This program opens the door to many career possibilities including:

  • Community Outreach Organizations
  • Child and Family Advocacy
  • Department of Social Services
  • Lawyer
  • Justice System Case Management
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Political Scientist
  • International Relations/Aide Worker 


Our Social Science graduates have gone into a number of careers or to graduate schools in areas such as Law, Political Science, International Relations, and Data Science.

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Madison Ramey - Social Science Major