School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Humanities
The School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Humanities offers an array of programs that prepares students for a variety of career paths. Students in the School’s programs develop strong critical thinking and written and communication skills valuable in any profession, but also develop specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen major. In their internships, they gain hands-on experience, apply knowledge gained in the classroom, and learn what it takes to succeed as a professional in their field.
Social Sciences offers a range of programs for students interested in examining human behavior and the social forces that shape our lives. Students will find themselves among a vibrant community of learners dedicated to understanding and tackling society’s greatest challenges. Majors are offered in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Psychology; minors include Human Services, Sociology, and Security Studies. We also offer a fifth-year Master’s program in Homeland Security Studies. Whichever program students decide to pursue, they will work with an interdisciplinary team of student-centered faculty - consisting of full-time scholars and part-time professionals - who are passionate about their fields and excited to work hands-on with you both inside and outside of the classroom.
Communication offers degree programs that will prepare students for careers in a range of dynamic and continually evolving professions. Whether pursuing a degree in Communication, Marketing Communication/Advertising, Digital Media: Journalism, or Digital Media: TV/Film Production, students will use the tools, technologies, and concepts needed for effective communication in a constantly changing media landscape. In classes that address such areas as advertising, public relations, social media marketing, podcasting, screenwriting, multimedia journalism, or contemporary filmmaking techniques, students will engage with faculty who are experts in their fields. Additionally, communication programs will help students become critical media consumers as well as creators, attuned to the complexities of our converged media system.
In Humanities programs- including majors in English (with a concentration in Creative Writing, Secondary Education teacher licensure, or Literature and Language), History (with a concentration in History, Public History, or Secondary Education teacher licensure), and Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors in fields such as Philosophy, American Studies, and Gender Studies - students develop critical and creative thinking, and written and oral communication skills valued by employers in a broad range of fields. They take classes taught by dynamic instructors who are also accomplished scholars and writers and benefit from programs supported by the Tadler Center for the Humanities, including a distinguished speaker series and a writer-in-residence program. Our graduates become attorneys, teachers, and professional writers; work for museums, local and state government, businesses, and non-profit organizations; and receive advanced degrees from colleges around the world.