The Division of Social Sciences offers ten degree programs; five at the undergraduate level and five at the graduate level. These programs offer students solid opportunities for cultural and professional development for careers in teaching, Social Justice and Criminology, one of the subfields of Social Science, or preparation for graduate or professional study. It also aims to serve students majoring in other academic areas by introducing them to the various areas of Social Sciences and History.
History students at Delta State acquire a broad understanding of the major events, themes, and developments of American, European, and World History. Here, students develop an understanding of historiography and the historian’s craft. This includes the ability to think critically, write persuasively, and analyze historically. Doing so enables our graduates to gain cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives about the past, as well as current events.
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is a combination of the best from the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences traditions. Students receive a strong foundation in the sub-disciplines, from political philosophy and theory, through American institutions and across comparative politics and international relations, as well as in several methodologies. Because of our small class sizes, instructors are able to work closely with students, cultivating relationships that lead to valuable experiences in and beyond the classroom.
Whether you are an experienced professional in the criminal justice field or a recent high school or community college graduate considering a career in criminal justice, the Social Justice and Criminology Program at Delta State University has something to offer you. Delta State is unique in that it provides students with small class sizes and matches each student with a faculty advisor to oversee their progress through the program. The Social Justice and Criminology Program at Delta State offers a Bachelor of Science designed to provide students with a strong foundation in justice and law, ethics, and criminological theory, as well as focusing on how the criminal justice system in the United States compares to those in other countries.