The Faculty of Social Sciences

Offers the following degree programs:


  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


  • Economics
  • Economics and Management Interdisciplinary
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Teacher Certification

  • Social Studies


  • American and World History
  • Politics and Government
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Administration


  • Geographic Information Systems

The Faculty of Social Sciences promotes the scholarly tradition in the disciplines of anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology. The faculty is committed to the belief that an education centered in the liberal arts is essential in the preparation of potential teachers and in a wide variety of professional careers. A secondary education program leading to a bachelor of science degree with a double major in social studies and either history, geography, economics or political science is offered jointly with the Faculty of Education.

A democratic society needs to generate a pool of people with the training, philosophical perspectives, and broad academic knowledge to assume leadership roles and to become responsible citizens in today’s changing social, political, economic, and demographic environment. Accordingly, the Faculty of Social Sciences’ programs are designed specifically for men and women who are career-oriented.

The Faculty of Social Sciences’ curricula permit students to broaden their knowledge through general education requirements and to concentrate in an academic discipline through the departmental requirements of the chosen major.

The Criminal Justice Administration and Social Work concentrations are professional programs for those students who satisfy general education requirements and complete a departmental major. These concentrations provide academic and practical approaches by critically examining and interrelating subject matter within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Economics majors will obtain a foundation in traditional economic theory that is the basis for the analytical thinking and sound managerial decision-making. Students may choose to specialize in Quantitative Economics, Global Markets, or Finance. The B.A. in Economics will prepare students to either pursue graduate studies in Economics or to enter the work force with careers in management, finance, and applied economics. Graduates have achieved careers such as actuaries, economics researchers, data analyst careers in management, stock brokers, and account executives.