Division of Social Sciences & History

Division of Social Sciences and History

The Division of Social Sciences and History provides intellectual, cultural, and professional development for majors in Community Development, Geography, History, Political Science, Social Justice and Criminology, and Social Sciences.  The Division also offers preparation for teaching in one of the subfields of the Social Sciences, and preparation for graduate or professional study.

The Division also aims to serve students majoring in other academic areas by introducing them to the various areas of Social Science. The Bachelor of Science in Education degree prepares students in the Social Sciences for a career in teaching.  The Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science provide a strong liberal arts foundation.  A major in Social Justice and Criminology may be earned through the Bachelor of Science degree program.

The Bachelor of Science is available with a major in Social Sciences and concentrations in Applied Development Studies, Geography, and Sociology. Minor fields of study offered in the Division are Social Justice and Criminology, Geography, History, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Pre-law, and Sociology.

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are designed to provide a well-rounded liberal arts education. They are particularly recommended for students contemplating graduate work in one of the social science fields or law. The Bachelor of Science in Social Justice and Criminology degree is for students who are interested in the professions of law enforcement, corrections, or juvenile justice. Students planning to enter law school may adopt a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree. A broad background is recommended for those preparing for law school.

Department Contact

Dr. Garry Jennings
Interim Chair
Professor of Political Science