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.
The Elms Experience
Gaming the Social System
Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Rivers and her students are researching the effects of gaming on empathy and ethical decision making.Read more about applied research opportunities at Elms.Next
Tracey Aloisio ’14
After majoring in CSD at Elms, Tracey went on to become a clinical audiologist, helping children, adults, and elderly patients rediscover the joys of sound.Read Tracey’s StoryPreviousNext
CJ Majors Earn Local Scholarship
Hannah Pichardo ’21 and Manuel Savalza ’21 are each one step closer to careers in criminal justice thanks to earning scholarships from the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Springfield.Read about criminal justice career paths at Elms.PreviousNext
Dionna Lockett ’19
Social work major Dionna Lockett ’19 is taking steps to achieve post-incarceration justice for a more equitable future. Her internship at a local courthouse was the first step in achieving that dream.Learn more about social work internships.Previous
- Gaming the Social System
- Tracey Aloisio ’14
- CJ Majors Earn Local Scholarship
- Dionna Lockett ’19