About this program
Why the Generalist Track?
The Generalist Track is a great choice for students interested in
- developing a broad understanding of anthropology, geography, sociology, political science;
- examining social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;
What will I do in the Major?
The Generalist Track is one of six tracks within the Social Science Major. Courses in this track cover four main areas of study:
- Cultural and physical geography
- Anthropological perspectives on diverse world cultures
- Political Science
- Sociological approaches
Students in the Generalist Track learn fundamental skills in social science research, gain experience in applying their skills in an internship, and conduct their own research projects.
What can I do with the degree?
The Generalist track offers graduates valuable academic training that can be applied to professional work in a number of fields, such as:
- graduate work in anthropology, political science or sociology;
- careers in public agencies, non-profit organizations, and the business world.
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- to become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.