Integrative Social Science (BS)

The BS in integrative social science is a degree program designed to cross-educate students in the disciplines of the social sciences to meet the complex issues that confront the human society in the 21st century. The emphasis of the program lies in bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries to immerse students in the myriad of theories and skills available across disciplines, allowing for true fusion of ideas and methodologies which otherwise may elude them with traditional, single-discipline social science programs. Thus, graduates of the program are prepared with theory and research skill sets that allow them to draw from the best of the multiple disciplines of the social sciences as they confront a technically sophisticated 21st century world.

Degree offered

Integrative Social Science (BS)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career outlook

Because of their mastery of the multiple methodologies of the social sciences, graduates of the program have many more professional opportunities available to them than their peers with single-discipline training. Among others, graduates of the program work as:

  • conflict resolution experts
  • counselors or case workers
  • data analysts
  • environmental assessment experts
  • facilitators
  • organization managers (private, public and nonprofit)
  • policy analysts
  • program evaluators
  • public relations officers
  • public safety and criminal justice professionals
  • sustainability experts

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
City and Regional Planning Aides5.6%$39,460
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Social Science Research Assistants5.6%$39,460
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 17%$65,320
Transportation Planners -2%$75,630

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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