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Social Science Major

Major Overview

45-47 credits

Why social science?
Social scientists share a common interest in observing, describing, and explaining social phenomena, including cultures, institutions, organizations, groups, and individuals. A major in Social Science is designed to serve students who desire a broader exposure to social science theory, epistemology, and application than is possible with a focus on one substantive field.

Please note: course work leading to teaching certification may be reconfigured for this area of study. Students considering teaching in this area should be in continuous contact with the chair of this program and the School of Education for a list of required courses. Students should also check each semester for possible changes in course work required of them as they work toward certification at SMU.

Career Options
Community organizers and activists; human service assistants; probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; public interest advocates; sociologists

High School Preparation
Economics; English; Government; Psychology; Sociology; Statistics

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:
Social Science Chair Sociology Program Coordinator
David Lynch, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1430
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1526
dlynch@smumn.edu

Wesley Miller, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1516
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1512
wmiller@smumn.edu