Projected job growth (for social scientists) varies by specialty; for example, anthropologists and archaeologists can expect 28 percent employment growth; geographers, 26 percent; and historians, 11 percent.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
Discovering the World
The study of Social Sciences provides a comprehensive analytical perspective for understanding human social interaction and social dynamics. As a student majoring in Social Sciences you are exposed to an interdisciplinary curriculum of courses in anthropology/sociology, applied economics, history and political science. Emphasis is given to the common interdisciplinary pursuit of critical thinking as it applies to the analysis of social problems. Special attention is also given to the study of cultural similarities and differences that define the human experience.
Pursuing a Social Sciences degree prepares you for a variety of administrative responsibilities in the private and public sectors in business, social services and government. You also receive a solid foundation for graduate work in a variety of fields including law, urban planning, social work, public health, human services administration, political science, public policy and sociology.
Program Fact Sheet
Admission, Degree, and Graduation Requirements
For a listing of recommended coursework, please see the GSU transfer guides.
Please meet with your faculty advisor during the first semester to complete your study plan.
Ellen Walsh (A-G)
Andrae Marak (H-M)
Division Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences
Donald Culverson (N-Z)