Social Science - Academics

Social Science

A major in social science allows you to choose a field of focus from the division’s range of disciplines, including anthropology, geography, history, political science and sociology. Then, you can combine classes in sociology and anthropology, for example, to prepare for a career in social services. Or, you could mix geography 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.

I’m also a minor!

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 master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Career opportunities

  • Educator
  • 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.

credits required for the Social Science minor



Social Science Division Chair / Professor, Politics, Policy, and Administration
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