As a social science major, students may choose from six program tracks. Each track prepares students for a variety of careers in an increasingly diverse world.

  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Generalist
  • Global studies
  • Disciplinary
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science
    • Sociology

The Advocacy and Leadership Track is specifically designed for students interested in graduate study in advocacy and leadership, or for careers in advocacy and leadership fields. The track prepares students for advocacy work in government, business and non-profits, and for leadership positions in their communities, our state and nation, and/or across the globe.  The social science department parters with Metro State’s Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) program for students interested in developing their leadership skills in both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Generalist Track provides a solid foundation for graduate work in anthropology, political science, or sociology and gives students strong academic preparation for careers in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the business world. This program is also appropriate preparation for professional study in fields such as law, public affairs, and international relations.

A growing number of students are seeking an education that prepares them for careers in the global economy. The Global Studies Track is designed to meet this need. This academic background offers students the theoretical and practical training needed for careers with government agencies, transnational businesses, and nonprofit organizations. It also provides appropriate training for professional study in fields such as law, public affairs, and international relations.

There are three disciplinary tracks: Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology. Each track provides strong academic preparation for careers in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the business world. This program is also appropriate preparation for graduate study in anthropology, political science, or sociology. In consultation with the social science faculty, students may tailor a program within one of these disciplines to fit their particular academic needs.

The Social Science program is a part of the College of Liberal Arts and is offered as a major.

Contact Us

Matt Filner
Department Chair
651-793-1850