People watching is fascinating to most people, but to you, it could be a profession. Your mind is constantly running to figure out how and why people do the things they do.
Human sciences focuses on just that. It observes humans from every perspective, which is helping to open a number of jobs. Careers in human sciences are growing faster than average. Dietician and nutritionist jobs are growing at a rate of 21%. Recreation jobs are growing at 14%, fitness trainers at 13%, and social workers at 19%*. And the list goes on. All of these careers are looking at promising and stable futures, but where will you fit in?
Differing from traditional sciences, the college of human sciences relies on social experiments and observations rather than mathematical calculations or chemical explosions. Scientists, regardless of field, are always asking why. Make research your new hobby and join the human sciences adventure.*Bureau of Labor Statistics
University of California-Davis offers 64 Human and Social Sciences degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 2,789 Human and Social Sciences students graduated with students earning 2,665 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Doctoral degrees, and 57 Master's degrees.
If you’re going to pursue a degree in policy, why not do it in a state capital? What makes Sacramento State’s program different from others like it is its focus on California state government. And you can experience policy and administration firsthand as a student. Maybe you’ll land a graduate assistantship with the College-to-Capital Research Project. Graduate assistants collect and summarize academic research and use it to write policy briefs that policymakers can easily understand and use. You could also apply for the Judicial Administration Fellowship to see what it’s like to work in a court. It’s part of the Capital Fellows program, which Vault.com ranked among the top 10 internship programs. Or you could apply for the Sacramento Semester Program. These students work at the Capitol developing policies, planning campaigns, writing press releases, and more—tasks that are vital to government operations. Who knows, you could end up interning in the governor’s press office or alongside a legislator! Like these students, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to graduate already experienced with in the inner workings of state government. Does Sacramento State get your vote?
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||39 : 1||31,992|
|American River College Sacramento, CA||78 : 1||31,265|
|Sierra College Rocklin, CA||73 : 1||18,226|
|Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA||65 : 1||20,829|
|William Jessup University Rocklin, CA||36 : 1||1,743|
|Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA||68 : 1||14,398|
|Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA||69 : 1||8,945|
|Epic Bible College Sacramento, CA||21 : 1||145|
|Woodland Community College Woodland, CA||79 : 1||3,774|