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The Department of Social Sciences is comprised of six programs: economics, geography and geology, history, international studies, political science, and sociology.  In addition to these programs, it is also the home of the social sciences comprehensive major and minor.

Economics

Economics

Economists study the social problems related to the production, distribution, and use of goods and services, as these arise from behavior within evolving, adaptive institutions. More info...

Geography and Geology

Geography and Geology

Geography and geology are the studies of the Earth: its physical processes, peoples, societies, and cultures. It incorporates aspects of many other fields such as  geology, history, biology, and anthropology. More info...

History

History

History is the systematic study of the past. Understanding the past helps us understand human nature, broadens our perspectives, refines our judgments and provides insight into contemporary issues. More info...

International Studies

International Studies

International studies students are given an education that enables them to gain a detailed understanding and knowledge of the increasingly interdependent world. More info...

Political Science

Political Science

The Political Science Program enables its majors to live more meaningfully in the world according to their understanding of themselves and others. More info...

Social Sciences Comprehensive

Social Sciences Comprehensive

Students who wish a broad liberal arts program will find it within the social sciences comprehensive major. Students who plan to teach will also find the social sciences comprehensive major useful. More info...

Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is the study of society and its component parts, groups, cultures, norms, roles and their institutional and organizational relationships. Sociology is a discipline in the social sciences. More info...

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