Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

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African and African American Studies

The African and African American studies program offers students the opportunity to student Africana history and culture through an interdisciplinary lens. Students may focus their studies in the humanities, communications and fine arts, or social and behavioral sciences.

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Anthropology

Anthropology majors develop cross-cultural communication, human relations, critical thinking, writing, analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, planning, and community outreach skills. It is an ideal field to prepare for jobs that require people skills, and understanding of multicultural and institutional dynamics.

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Bachelors of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Legal Studies

The Legal Studies Program teaches theoretical and practical aspects of the field of law as a profession. The Program equips students to offer substantive legal support services to firms and agencies or to continue their education in law school.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

The study of crime and justice is complex as researchers, practitioners, and policy makers tackle issues of policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment, violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The University of Memphis emphasizes research, scholarship, service and community outreach.

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Early Care & Learning

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Early Care and Learning develops students’ knowledge and skills in child development and learning, observation and assessment, pedagogy and research through classroom and field experiences. Students will be prepared for employment in a discipline working with children aged birth to 4 years old and their families, and may pursue graduate training that leads to careers in education, academia, research, health professions, or social work.

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Early Intervention

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Early Intervention (ages 0-3) focuses on recognizing the uniqueness of the provision of instruction and/or service coordination in the field of Part C the Federal IDEA legislation for early intervention (ages 0-3). 

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Political Science

The B.A. Political Science online offering provides students with options and opportunity to complete their degree in a timely format. Courses such as but not limited to American Government, Political Thought, and International Relations are offered each semester including summer in rotation to provide flexibility and to ensure students stay on track to graduate.

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Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is designed to achieve several broad objectives: to increase students' understanding of their cultural and natural worlds through greater familiarity with the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences; to enhance their skills in communication, quantitative analysis, and critical reasoning; and to prepare them to fulfill their roles as responsible members of their families, community and society.

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Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Memphis is proud to offer the online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The degree requires a total of 120 credit hours.

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