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Social Science

The Social Science program faculty is committed to a program which stresses academic excellence.  The Social Science program curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students concurrently enrolled in the secondary education certification program but is open to any student seeking intellectual develoment in the social sciences.

The Social Science program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of interests. social-science-grad.JPGIts major meets the needs of students enrolled concurrently in the secondary education certification program. The major is open, however, to any student interested in social sciences, especially those who plan to attend graduate school or law school. The minor is designed to introduce students to a range of social science disciplines and seeks to prepare them for study in the social sciences on more advanced levels.

Program Distinctions

Choosing the Social Science program opens the door to many opportunities in research, internships and guided studies. Social Science students will spend four months working with Legislative Research Commission staff and members of the General Assembly. They will be trained and treated like actual employees of the LRC. Those choosing this discipline of study have the opportunity to present their research findings at regional meetings such as the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference.

Why choose Social Science?

Do you enjoy a variety of fields of study?  Are you interested in receiving a classic liberal arts degree, or do you not want to focus on only one area during your time in college?  Or would you simply like to become a well-rounded person?  Then the Social Science major is for you.  In our Social Science program, you are offered the chance to explore the human condition and how we relate to one another and our world in a variety of contexts.  You will spend time studying Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.  And if one of them becomes a favorite, then that area can become the speciality of your Social Science major. 

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