Social Science | Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

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African and African American Studies

Study Africana history, culture and politics through an interdisciplinary lens. Studies may focus on the humanities, communications and fine arts, or social and behavioral sciences.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology is the study of criminal behaviors, ethics, leadership, and crime causes. Criminal Justice is the study of all aspects of the justice system—psychology, statistics, business, and sociology. Both areas are ideal for those with backgrounds or interests in law enforcement, criminal behavior, forensic sciences, counseling, social work, sociology, or psychology.

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Political Science

This field is dedicated to understanding and explaining politics. Students study governance systems, public policies, political behavior, and institutional design on both a national and international scale. Political Science requires analytical thinking and extensive research.

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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. B.A. in Psychology graduates possess a broad knowledge of scientific psychology as well as basic research and statistical skills, technical writing experience, critical thinking ability, and awareness of ethical standards. B.A. in Psychology graduates are competitive for a wide range of employment positions requiring the Baccalaureate degree. Graduates are also prepared to pursue advanced degrees in experimental, clinical, counseling, school, industrial-organizational, and other professional areas of Psychology. The B.A. in Psychology may be earned entirely online.

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Sociology

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Students learn how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding society and culture. Sociology ranges from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from stability to change in societies.

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Public Relations

Public Relations professionals connect organizations with their consumers, stockholders, employees, communities, and mass media. PR students learn to build and develop these relationships by writing for clients, creating promotional materials, developing media and messaging strategies, and planning events.

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Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Gain the knowledge and skills to advance your criminal justice career. You'll study the larger context of crime, why it exists, and its impact on society, as well as gain a detailed understanding of the concept of justice and how it's applied.

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Master of Arts in Journalism and Strategic Media

For careers in news outlets, digital and social media platforms, and corporate communications. Choose one of four emphases: News and Storytelling, Integrated Strategic Media, Visual Media or Research.

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Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management

For mayors, managers, department heads, supervisors, and other local government professionals.

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Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

Prepare for leadership positions in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Students focus on technical skills specific to nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and how to manage and lead financially stable, innovative, and effective organizations.

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