Social Studies


Study the social sciences and humanities, with the ultimate goal of understanding the past, present, and possible future of how different peoples live.

This concentration enables students to obtain a broad background in social studies from the perspectives of several academic disciplines. Drawing upon disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, jurisprudence, and political science, a Social Studies concentration helps students to develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions in national and global contexts. This concentration is particularly useful for education students preparing to teach in these subject areas.

Careers in Social Studies

Students with a background in Social Studies can find careers in:

  • Education
  • Social work
  • Missions
  • Pastoral and ministry work
  • International development
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-government agencies