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Social Science

Program Overview

Immerse yourself in the study of societies and human relationships. This interdisciplinary major opens the door to a wide variety of dynamic careers in communications, research, human resources, broadcasting, teaching and beyond.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 37 - 38

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Prepare to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. Our social science major brings together courses from across the disciplines to build your skills as a critical thinker and creative problem solver.

This major is ideal for students with broad interests in the social sciences. You'll gain insights into how individuals and societies behave. You can tailor your major with concentrated study in sociology, history, political science, geography or economics. And you'll explore the connections among these disciplines and others.

In the classroom, you can dive deep into topics as diverse as communications, entrepreneurship, environmental policy, leadership and military science. Beyond the classroom, you can practice your leadership skills in student groups such as Model UN and Mock Trial Association.

Program Highlights

As a social science student at CMU, you'll:

  • Integrate lessons from across the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with faculty and students with a range of viewpoints.
  • Choose a concentration in sociology, history, political science, geography or economics.
  • Participate in Model UN or Mock Trial Association, or join another of our many student-run organizations.

Careers & Outcomes

The skills you learn as a social science major prepare you for rewarding work in just about any industry, including human resources, law, journalism and broadcasting, human services and many more.

Career Projected Salary
Vice President of Communications $98,980
Public Affairs Manager $75,151
Director of Government Affairs $74,216
Research Scientist $74,342

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