The Social Sciences include academic disciplines that focus on individuals in their connections with others in a wide variety of social groupings and in relation to various social institutions. These fields seek to understand the causes and consequences of human behavior in the interrelationships between social groups of all sizes, and of individuals within these groups. The B.A. in Social Science is a composite major drawing on the resources of several disciplines housed in four departments: sociology, political science, economics and psychology. The major is administered by the Department of Sociology.
The major is designed to provide students with a broad, diverse background as preparation for a variety of occupations in public and private service organizations. It is also a sound preparation for more advanced study in such fields as law, journalism, the ministry, social work or education.
For more information, visit CSU's Sociology Department's website
|Planning long-term projects||Recruiting/coordinating research subjects|
|Writing grant proposals||Evaluating|
|Maintaining records||Developing project designs|
|Interviewing||Understanding group dynamics|
|Observing human interactions||Recognizing cultural differences/similarities|
|Surveying and sampling||Identifying value systems|
|Gathering and organizing data||Examining data|
|Conducting field studies||Applying non-intrusive methods|
|Reaching new conclusions through
|Utilizing statistical applications|