Social Sciences

Courses and Certifications

If you decide to major in social sciences, you’ll study societal institutions—their foundations, evolution and interrelationships—and how human behavior affects them. The social sciences encompass a wide range of fields, including history, sociology, political science, psychology, and geography, and they foster the ideas of citizenship, multicultural understanding, and global perspective to solve the problems and meet the needs of contemporary society. 

You may also elect to earn teacher certification for grades 7-12 in STAC’s Adolescence Education program.


Social Science majors often pursue advanced degrees in and/or find careers as educators, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, lobbyists, environmental planners, politicians, business and public managers, police officers, nurses, marketing researchers, social workers and therapists.