Students studying the social sciences are committed to the pursuit of social justice, the enhancement of everyone’s quality of life, and the development of the full potential of each person, group, and community in society. We cover diverse areas of study and help you broaden your understanding of people and cultures. Through candid discussions on topics such as inequality, class structure, criminal behavior, social systems, and interpersonal relationships, you learn about effective ways of working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Apply Your Research

The social sciences give you a better understanding of individuals, communities, and the world. Internships, clinical practica, and fieldwork opportunities enable you to put theory into action and gain experience in professional settings.

Analyze the Roots of Human Behavior

Social sciences majors explore the whys and hows of human interaction, behavior, communication, and mental processes.

Explore the Sociological Imagination

Social problems are multilayered and complex. Our courses encourage you to investigate the connections between individual and society to develop solutions to contemporary issues.

After majoring in psychology at Elms, Melaney went on to become an entrepreneur, opening an online clothing boutique for women.